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Nick Webb

Posted at 7:49AM Monday 23 Apr 2012

The publisher Nick Webb, who has died of a pulmonary embolism following a stroke aged 63, commissioned Douglas Adams to turn his cult radio series The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy into a novel. Published in 1979, the book sold 250,000 copies within three months and 1m copies by 1984.

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