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Bestsellers lost and found: the Wills cigarette cards famous British authors of 1937
18 November, 2017, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
Cigarette cards were once eagerly collected, competing series featuring subjects such as famous footballers or film stars. Wills Cigarettes offered an unusual addition: Famous British Authors of 1937, a set of 40 cards each with a colour drawing of a best-selling author on the front and their career-story on the reverse. This afternoon of talks will use a set of original cards to explore who the best-selling authors of 1937 were and why we have remembered some and forgotten others.