We started at 1918, bringing you the bestselling books of the last one hundred years. We’re moving along now, though it may be a while before we’ve covered the whole hundred years!
We’re covering each year at a time and we’re now approaching the end of the 1940s as we feature 1948.
1948 was a leap year, which saw the first prefab houses to counter the lack of housing after the war, televisions started to appear in homes, Mahatma Gandhi was murdered, and a loaf of bread in the US cost just 14c.
Among all that, there were plenty of books published and read too, and today we’re featuring the bestselling novels of 1948, and some that didn’t make the list but have stood the test of time.