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Lost Portrait of Charles Dickens Found in South Africa

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Charles Dickens is one of the most celebrated authors of all time and as such, anything related to the author and his life is valuable. Sometime in the late 1800s, artist Margaret Gillies reported a palm sized portrait of the author unaccounted for. Attempts to find the work failed and the portrait and loss of it was consigned to history.
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The Bestselling Fiction of the Last One Hundred Years: 1919

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A few days ago we brought you the start of a new blog series with the ten best selling books of 1918. Over the next few months we’ll be bringing you the bestselling books of the next one hundred years and today we’re onto the next year with 1919.

This list, and all the lists will be the top ten bestselling books of that year, from 1918 to 2018. As the lists continue you’ll see trends through the years as popular authors shine through, but for today it’s the ten bestselling books of 1919.

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“Jólabókaflóðið:” The Christmas Book Flood: An Icelandic Tradition

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Every year in the UK and in the US some new gadget or toy is announced as the most popular gift for that year, but in Iceland they do things slightly differently and it means that the most popular gift is always books!

Jólabókaflóðið is Icelandic for Yule Book Flood and that’s because every year there’s an annual release of new books that occurs just before Chirstmas, it’s a national publishing tradition and in Iceland, Christmas is planned around it.
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The Bestselling Fiction of the Last One Hundred Years: 1918

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We’re starting a new blog series today, and it’s likely to be a while until we finish it. We’re going to cover the bestselling fiction of the last one hundred years, one year at a time.

Each list will be ten books, the ten bestselling books of the last one hundred years and as we’re still in 2018 (just) we’re starting with 1918.

As the lists continue you’ll see trends through the years as popular authors shine through, but for today it’s the ten bestselling books of 1918.

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