We started at 1918, bringing you the bestselling books of the last one hundred years. We’re more than half way through the 80s now and today we’re bringing you the bestselling books of 1987!
Dominating the news in 1987 was the Zeebrugge MS Herald of Free Enterprise Ferry Disaster, and a large fire at King’s Cross Station in London making it a big year for tragedies. In the US the first episode of The Simpsons aired! Work on the Channel Tunnel started too. In medicine a new drug AZT is used for the first time for the treatment of AIDS, and the first ever person was convicted using DNA evidence
Among all that, there were plenty of books published and read too, and today we’re featuring the bestselling novels of 1987, and some that didn’t make the list but have stood the test of time.