Bestsellers -
by Bloom Clive (9780230536890)

Bestsellers -
Bloom Clive
Release Date: 30 Sep 2008
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 352
Category: Fiction, Novelists & Prose Writers
ISBN: 9780230536890
ISBN-10: 0230536891

This is a new edition of this essential guide to bestselling works, authors and genres since the start of the twentieth-century, taking us on a journey into the heart of the British imagination.It contains 30000 words of new material for the second edition, including updates throughout to existing text in the book. It includes blockbusting authors not covered by the first edition, such as Dan Brown and J K Rowling. It addresses the changing concept of 'bestsellers' after the arrival of "Harry Potter" and "The Da Vinci Code", and the impact of the 'Richard & Judy Book Club'. It includes new Sections on Genres of Growing Importance: Children's literature (including Enid Blyton, Phillip Pullman, Jacqueline Wilson, J K Rowling, Beatrix Potter, R L Stine); black and Asian writing (including Andrea Levy, Monica Ali); 'cult fiction'; DIY fiction; Scottish fiction; graphic novels. It offers a full listing of bestselling authors with biographical details. It is of interest to wider public and creative writing groups, as well as scholars of popular/contemporary literature, publishing history, etc.This essential guide, now available in a fully updated new edition, is the only available study of all bestselling books, authors and genres since the start of the last century, giving an unique insight into a hundred years of publishing and reading and taking us on a journey into the heart of the British imagination.

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