To mark the 300th anniversary of Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe, widely considered to be the first English novel, a new BBC series will explore how novels have always been a revolutionary agent of social change.

Ahead of the series which will air this autumn, the BBC have gathered together a panel of critics, journalists, writers and thinkers to nominate the 100 novels, written in English, that they think have most significantly shaped our world.

This exciting, interactive discussion will feature panellists involved in the judging process and ask for your suggestions as to which novels should make the shortlist.

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