Signed copy of Lord of the Flies sells for £12,500
Three quite different books are found at the top of our list of most expensive sales for September 2013. You all know Lord of the Flies by William Golding, but this particular sale includes some interesting correspondence between the author and a collector. In Dubious Battle is the first book in John Steinbeck’s Dustbowl trilogy that also includes Of Mice and Men and The Grapes of Wrath, and it details a fruit pickers’ strike in California. “Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!” Adventures of a Curious Character is long-winded title for a collection of reminiscences by Richard Feynman, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist. See the list.