Good Omens will air on Amazon Prime Video on 31st May 2019, announced just last week along with the opening credits and some news from the adaptation, and now fans will be able to get their hands on two companion books in time for release.
1934 was the year that brought us Flash Gordon, more from Nazi Germany, and the Gothenburg prize for both Kipling and Yeats.
So here they are, the ten top selling books of 1934 and the heady days before World War II. We’re also featuring some well known books that didn’t make the cut!
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The Bookseller reports that in all, forty-eight bookshops are competing, from nine regions of the UK and are all hoping to win in their local area before going forward to compete for the overall, nationwide prize.
Here are the shortlisted books for each region. We have some of the bookshops listed in our bookshop section so the ones featured are linked:
Some bookshops have even gone so far as to create visual experiments to show how many of the shelves are dominated by male authors.
The fantastic book series will be adapted by screenwriter Steve Thompson, known for Sherlock and Doctor Who, producer John Yorke, of Life on Mars fame and executive producer Richard Stokes who has worked on Broadchurch, and Torchwood, to develop the adaptation.
Already we can see some hot authors and trends appearing now and as the years tick on it’s likely that you’ll start recognising some contemporary authors and others who have been publishing through the decades.
So here they are, the ten top selling books of 1933, the year construction started on the Golden Gate Bridge, and the year that ominously Hitler was voted into power.
We’re also featuring some well known books that didn’t make the cut!