We started at 1918, bringing you the bestselling books of the last one hundred years. We’re moving along now with more than thirty years covered but it may be a while yet before we’ve completed the entire list.
We’re covering each year at a time and as we make headway into the 1950s today we’re covering 1953.
In 1953, the first colour television sets went on sale, the first Bond novel was published, the Korean War finally came to an end, Eisenhower was inaugurated as the US president and the first polio vaccine was developed.
Among all that, there were plenty of books published and read too, and today we’re featuring the bestselling novels of 1953, and some that didn’t make the list but have stood the test of time.