Public Lending Right

My results are in for the last year’s library loans, and as predicted last year, the Brief History of the Samurai has raced up the chart. The top ten JC British library loans are:

  1. A Brief History of the Samurai
  2. Confucius: A Biography (hardback and paperback combined)
  3. A Brief History of the Vikings
  4. Wu: The Chinese Empress Who Schemed, Seduced and Murdered Her Way to Become a Living God
  5. Beijing: Biography of a City
  6. The First Emperor of China (hardback and paperback combined)
  7. Chinese Life
  8. Marco Polo
  9. A Brief History of Khubilai Khan
  10. Admiral Togo: Nelson of the East

This year, for the first time in living memory, I made no money at all from my 1996 translation of Streetfighter II: the Manga, although Ironfist Chinmi is still bringing in enough revenue after 17 years to buy me a Chinese takeaway.

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