Our flashback feature is proving popular as every month we look back through five decades of literature marking 50 years of the present month. This month it’s June 2016 and so we have a book from each decade marking 50 years of June.
This is a great way to look back at past releases, books you may have loved and eagerly awaited and the popular books and trends through the ages. We hope this month’s selections make you smile, or possibly even offer something for the TBR.
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
Talking of long awaited books, those that waited for the paperback version of Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince had to wait until 23rd June 2006 to get their hands on a copy.
The Complete Tales of Beatrix Potter – Beatrix Potter
Many years after the author’s death, on June 1986 Penguin published in full colour, the 23 original tales of Beatrix Potter a book that would sit on many a child’s bookshelf for years to come
Sleeping Murder – Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie is as much loved today as she always was, and on 17th June she switched publisher to Harper Collins and released Sleeping Murder where Miss Marple turns ghost hunter to uncover the perfect crime in her final mystery.
Octopussy and The Living Daylights – Ian Fleming
On 23rd June 1966 the final James Bond short stories were published as Octopussy and The Living Daylights. Fleming, who created the 007 character died in 1964.
That was quite a mixed bag today and I can hardly believe it’s ten years since The Half Blood Prince was released! We hope these books brought back some memories for you, more next month!