Other contributors to the collection included Ruth Rendell
, Maeve Binchy
, and Richard Branson
. Several companies gave their services without payment for the production of these books, aimed at beginning readers or hesitant readers.
Trollope, Joanna. The Book Boy. Bloomsbury, 2006.
Women writers for the first time outnumbered men in the Guardian newspaper's annual listing of the fastest-selling paperbacks in Britain.