Week 14 CHAPBOOK CHART 2016

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Frans Masereel

We have a new Number 1 on the Official UK Chapbook Chart, posthumous congratulations to Oscar Wilde with Ballad of Reading Gaol. This 1978 edition by Pluto Press is powerfully illustrated by Flemish artist Frans Masereel, who first visited England in 1909, inspiring him to create his first woodcuts. Sampson Low Ltd remain the top publisher with 7 entries in the top ten.

1 (8) Ballad of Reading Gaol – Oscar Wilde (Pluto Press, 29 Jun 1978)

2 (1) The Scotch Egg Diet – David Bushell (Sampson Low Ltd, 26 Feb 2015)

3 (2) Inger’s Forest – Eskild Beck (Sampson Low Ltd, 15 Feb 2015)

4 (4) Glovewatch 2016 – Robin Hutchinson (Sampson Low Ltd, 6 Feb 2016)

5 (3) Hard Rain – Tony Hoagland (Hollyridge Press, 20 Oct. 2005)

6 (10) Soul of Man Under Socialism – Oscar Wilde (Pluto Press, 1 Jan 1987)

7 (5) Monet Monet Monet – Wayne Sleeth (Sampson Low Ltd, 15 Feb 2016)

8 (6) Murmurations – Stella Tripp (Sampson Low Ltd, 21 Dec 2015)

9 (7) Vertical Prose – Peter S Smith (Sampson Low Ltd, 11 Jan 2016)

10 (9) Over The Skin – Carole Bulewski  (Sampson Low Ltd, 17 Nov 2015)

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