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Top Bestselling Books of 1972

Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach – Richard Bach is an American writer who was very popular in the 1970s. Jonathan Livingston Seagull is one of his most popular books. The main character is a seagull who grows bored with the meaningless life as part of the flock. He seeks […]

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Top Books from 1971

I started out by looking at the most popular books published in 1971, as voted for by Goodreads.com readers. I thought this would be a good place to start, however actually it is precisely the worst place to start. If I looked at what was popular now, I’d be viewing […]

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Top Books from 1970

So what were the bestselling books of 1970? Well number one will be familiar to anyone who has read my 1970 at the Movies article – Love Story by Erich Segal. It must be one hell of a good story to make it to number one in books and the […]

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This is site includes writing on various topics. Check out the books section for book related articles, author guides and book reviews. The Retro Files is a fun look at Games, Music, Films, TV & Books from yesteryear. I’m starting in 1970 and working my way forward year by year. The Fascinating World section collects together various writings about different countries and places across the world. Then there’s the Misc section, which has everything else!