Shelf life: Looking at secular books Well over one million copies of The Lost Symbol were sold on its first day on the shelves. It looks set to follow The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons as a great money-spinner for Dan Brown. Secular Shelf Life Sarah Allen THE LOST SYMBOLBy Dan BrownBantam Press. 510 pages. £8.99ISBN 978-0-59305-427-7 subscribe now Join today to gain access to the rest of this article and many others. more info login If you are already a subscriber, log in to continue. log in access code If you have an access code, enter it here: Go free trial Get free access for 14 days: Sign up Click here to find out how we take care of your personal data.