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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 pm

Free

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.


For event information, please contact Professor Chris Hopkins at c.i.hopkins@shu.ac.uk

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Date:
18 November, 2017
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free

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Reading Sheffield

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Room: Surrey 5520
City Campus, Sheffield Hallam University
Sheffield, South Yorkshire S1 1WB United Kingdom
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0114 225 3308
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https://www.shu.ac.uk/