A year in review: Famous five pull clear at top

A year in review: Famous five pull clear at top

On 10th January this year, the Office of National Statistics released some surprising figures: the gap between the median income of the richest and poorest families in the UK narrowed sharply in 2016, with the gulf shrinking to its lowest level in 30 years.

Good news for anti-poverty campaigners, then. However, a similar contraction of the inequality gap among UK authors has not occurred. Anything but. Following trends of recent vintage, the top-earning authors in our Review of the Year 2016 have once again collectively put up bigger numbers and grabbed a larger share of the overall print ...

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