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1) Amazon-owned AbeBooks u-turns on plan to quit trading in four countries after boycott by more than 550 book dealers

A backlash against Amazon-owned AbeBooks over the online book portal’s decision to quit selling in a number of countries has forced the company to backtrack on its plans.

2) Former Bargain Hunt presenter Tim Wonnacott to auction his own personal collection

Tim Wonnacott is to auction his collection of more than 250 items at Sworders in Stansted Mountfitchet next month.

Tim Wonnacott

Tim Wonnacott unpacking part of his collection that he will offer at Sworders.

3) Chinese ‘Mona Lisa’ owned by Body Shop founder Anita Roddick sells for £1.7m at auction – watch video

Woolley & Wallis in Salisbury sold an important oil by Chinese contemporary artist Yang Fei Yun (b.1954) for £1.7m. It came for sale from the charity established by Body Shop founder Dame Anita Roddick (1942-2007).

Chinese Mona Lisa

‘September 1987, Yang Fei Yun hua Peng Peng’, a portrait by Chinese artist Yang Fei Yun that sold for £1.7m at Woolley & Wallis in Salisbury. The sitter depicted was dubbed by the artist as the ‘Chinese Mona Lisa’ and she later became his wife.

4) Movers and shakers: ATG's latest look at appointments and moves across the art and antiques trade

The latest moves in the art and antiques industry including a new face at Robert Young Antiques, a new home for Plowden & Smith and a new role for dealer John Bly.

Erin Hughes

Robert Young Antiques has hired Royal College of Art graduate Erin Hughes to a newly created a role of Contemporary Collaborations Curator.

5) Read all about it: Seven books by and about the art and antiques market

A Flog It! memoir, a Fabergé Egg mystery thriller and a book on ophthalmology and art are among the books published by and about the art and antiques trade this year.