The Jaws first edition also included a drawing by the author, Peter Benchley. The book’s popularity was boosted by the film (bottom right)

The auction of 20th-century first edition books, novels, poetry and drama, collected by Dr Philip Murray, was held at the Gresham Hotel in Dublin on (...)

Big Bridge, also known as the Jaws bridge, where leaping into the water at high tide is a rite of summer. Photograph: Erik Jacobs/New York Times

This summer marks 40 years since Steven Spielberg’s Jaws made Martha’s Vineyard a household name, setting off the island’s inexorable transformatio(...)