A list of the most inspiring novels chosen by a panel of experts has been revealed by BBC Arts.

Modern works such as Bridget Jones’s Diary and His Dark Materials made the cut along with classics like Pride & Prejudice and Middlemarch.

Writers, curators and critics, including Mariella Frostrup, selected the 100 English language Novels That Shaped Our World.

The list also includes Jilly Cooper’s Riders and Zadie Smith’s White Teeth.