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England's 100 Top Churches

  • Ottery St Mary, Devon – Miniature Exeter Cathedral, painted roof, fan-vaulted aisle
  • Christchurch Priory, Dorset – Norman exterior, Decorated screen, Perpendicular tombs and chantries
  • Abbey of St Mary, Sherborne, Dorset – Complete fan vault, carved bosses, misericords
  • St Mary Radcliffe, Bristol – Twin porches, Perpendicular interior, 1,200 roof bosses
  • St John the Baptist, Cirencester, Gloucestershire – Perpendicular porch, fan vaults, merchants’ tombs
  • St Mary, Fairford, Gloucestershire – Complete set of medieval glass, stone carvings, misericords
  • Tewkesbury Abbey – Norman nave, ‘Sun of Yo

England's 100 Top Houses

  • Windsor Castle, Berkshire – Favoured home of the monarch, state rooms of all periods
  • Chatsworth House, Derbyshire – Ducal palace in parkland setting
  • Haddon Hall, Derbyshire – Medieval fortified hall house round courtyard
  • Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire – Greatest English prodigy house, built for Bess of Hardwick
  • Kingston Lacy, Dorset – Italian palazzo housing Grand Tour collections
  • Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire – Medieval fortified keep and house with state apartments
  • Knole, Kent – Medieval palace of the Sackvilles, cream of Elizabethan and Jacobean craftsmanship
  • Speke Hall, Liverpool – El

100 Birds to See Before You Die

  1. Ivory-billed Woodpecker (Campephilus principalis)
  2. Blue Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea rudolphi)
  3. Marvellous Spatuletail (Loddigesia mirabilis)
  4. Kakapo (Strigops habroptilus)
  5. Kagu (Rhynochetos jubatus)
  6. Gurney's Pitta (Hydrornis gurneyi)
  7. Southern Brown Kiwi (Apteryx australis)
  8. Long-tailed Ground Roller (Uratelornis chimaera)
  9. Twelve-wired Bird-of-paradise (Seleucidis melanoleucus)
  10. Ribbon-tailed Astrapia (Astrapia mayeri)
  11. Grey-necked Rockfowl (Picathartes oreas)*
  12. Resplendent Quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno)
  13. Maleo (Macrocephalon maleo)
  14. Gouldian Finch (Erythrura gouldiae)
  15. Bengal Florican (Ho

Top 100 Birding Sites of the World

  1. Spiny Forest, Madagascar
  2. Tari Valley, Papua New Guinea
  3. Manu, Peru
  4. La Escalera, Venezuela
  5. Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
  6. Alaka'i wilderness, USA
  7. Keoladeo Ghana, India
  8. Bogani Nani Wartabone, Indonesia
  9. Andasibe, Magagascar
  10. Taman Negara, Malaysia
  11. Limithang Road, Bhutan
  12. Rift Valley Lakes, Kenya
  13. Abra Patricia, Peru
  14. Katanglad Mountains, Philippines
  15. Pantanal, Brazil
  16. Everglades, USA
  17. Sinharaja Forest, Sri Lanka
  18. Lauca, Chile
  19. Ivindo, Gabon
  20. Pribilof Islands, USA
  21. Bale Mountains, Ethiopia
  22. Stewart Island, New Zealand
  23. Riviere Bleue, New Caledonia
  24. Bwindi, Uganda
  25. Eilat, Israel
  26. Santa Marta, C

Top 25 Led Zeppelin Songs

  1. Stairway To Heaven
  2. Achilles Last Stand
  3. Black Dog
  4. D'yer Maker
  5. Heartbreaker/Living Loving Maid
  6. The Ocean
  7. Babe I'm Gonna Leave You
  8. Kashmir
  9. Dazed And Confused
  10. When The Levee Breaks
  11. Whole Lotta Love
  12. Immigrant Song
  13. Over The Hills And Far Away
  14. Communication Breakdown
  15. Ramble On
  16. Good Times Bad Times
  17. Rock And Roll
  18. All My Love
  19. Trampled Under Foot
  20. The Lemon Song
  21. Since I've Been Loving You
  22. Hey Hey What Can I Do
  23. Houses Of The Holy
  24. Going To California
  25. Fool In The Rain

The 100 Favorite Mysteries of the 20th Century as picked by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association

  1. The 39 Steps by John Buchan
  2. "A" is for Alibi by Sue Grafton
  3. Aunt Dimity's Death by Nancy Atherton
  4. The Beast Must Die by Nicholas Blake
  5. The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie King
  6. The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
  7. Black Cherry Blues by James Lee Burke
  8. Blood at the Root by Peter Robinson
  9. Blue Lonesome by Bill Pronzini
  10. Booked to Die by John Dunning
  11. Bootlegger's Daughter by Margaret Maron
  12. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey
  13. A Broken Vessel by Kate Ross
  14. Cat of Many Tails by Ellery Queen
  15. Child of Silence by Abigail Padgett
  16. The Chill by Ross Macdonald
  17. Chinaman's Chance by Ross T

500 Albums

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  1. 1. Sigur Rós – Ágætis byrjun (1999)
  2. 2. Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here (1975)
  3. 3. Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP (2000)
  4. 4. Neutral Milk Hotel – In the Aeroplane Over the Sea (1998)
  5. 5. Wu-Tang Clan – Enter the Wu Tang (36 Chambers) (1993)
  6. 6. The Antlers – Hospice (2009)
  7. 7. Mew – Frengers (2003)
  8. 8. Dir en grey – Uroboros (2008)
  9. 9. Explosions in the Sky – The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place (2003)
  10. 10. Arcade Fire – Funeral (2004)
  11. 11. Radiohead – OK Computer (1997)
  12. 12. Judas Priest – Painkiller (1990)
  13. 13. Notorious B.I.G.

100 Greatest Rock Guitar Solos

  • 1. Comfortably Numb - David Gilmour (Pink Floyd)
  • 2. Stairway To Heaven - Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin)
  • 3. All Along The Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix
  • 4. Free Bird - Allen Collins (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
  • 5. Maggot Brain - Edie Hazel (Funkadelic)
  • 6. Texas Flood - Stevie Ray Vaughan
  • 7. Eruption - Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen)
  • 8. Highway Star - Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple)
  • 9. Cause We've Ended As Lovers - Jeff Beck
  • 10. Hotel California - Don Felder/Joe Walsh (Eagles)
  • 11. Mr Crowley - Randy Rhoads (Ozzy)
  • 12. Little Wing - Jimi Hendrix
  • 13. Time - David Gilmour (Pink Floyd)
  • 14.

The Guardian's 100 Greatest Non-Fiction Books

  1. The Age of Extremes by Eric Hobsbawm (1994)
  2. Anatomy of Melancholy by Robert Burton (1621)
  3. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank (1947)
  4. The Autobiography of Alice B Toklas by Gertrude Stein (1933)
  5. Bad Blood by Lorna Sage (2000)
  6. Black Lamb and Grey Falcon by Rebecca West (1941) _Confessions by Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1782)
  7. The Book of the City of Ladies by Christine de Pisan (1405)
  8. A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking (1988)
  9. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown (1970)
  10. The Character of Physical Law by Richard Feynmann (1965)
  11. China Along the Yellow River

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