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    Forgotten Classics

    Published on 11/08/2014 by David Birkett

    The engaging travel blogger Alun Hill drew our attention to a particular habit of the book-reading community; leaving books on planes. According to a recent British Airways survey, around 600 books and 1,400 kindles are left on board British Airways flights every year. Heading the list (and presumably carried to ward off, or provide consolation in the case of, accidents) is The Holy Bible. The top 10 abandoned tomes over the past three months are:

    1.   Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn
    2.   King and Maxwell Series, David Baldacci
    3.   The Fault in our Stars, John Green
    4.   Capital in the Twenty-First Century, Thomas Piketty
    5.   Alex Cross, Run, James Patterson
    6.   The Luminaries, Eleanor Catton
    7.   Michael Lewis, Flash Boys
    8.   Fifty Shades of Grey (Freed), EL James
    9.   Arthur Conan Doyle, The Complete Sherlock Holmes
    10. The Racketeer, John Grisham

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