Books About Books

Books About Books

Books About Books

Books About Books

Bibliophiles love to read about other book addicts.

 

ART OF THE EPIGRAPH: How Great Books Begin
EDITED BY ROSEMARY AHERN    Book Number: 75887
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'Child, knowledge is a treasury and your heart its strongbox.' - Hugo of St Victor. 'Look for the ridiculous in everything and you will find it.' - Jules Renard, 1890. Jean-Paul Sartre said, 'Dir...
DEAD INTERVIEWS: Living Writers Meet Dead Icons
DAN CROWE    Book Number: 76655
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'We all talk with the dead', insists the editor of this most unusual collection of interviews in which living writers are given the chance to sit down with the dearly departed and flex their cerebr...
LIBRARY OF UNREQUITED LOVE
SOPHIE DIVRY    Book Number: 76689
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'To all those men and women who will always find a place for themselves in a library more easily than in society, I dedicate this entertainment.' 'Reading is, with friendship, one of the surest co...
IN THE SHADOWS OF PARIS
CLAUDE IZNER    Book Number: 77040
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A Victor Legris mystery by the author of 'Murder on the Eiffel Tower'. In the turbulent Parisian summer of 1893, Victor Legris has vowed to his fiancée Tasha to give up the dangerous hobby of amat...
WHAT MAKES THIS BOOK SO GREAT
JO WALTON    Book Number: 77391
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According to the author, there are two kinds of people in the world - those who re-read and those who don't. There are even people who do not read at all, and she wonders what they think about on b...
DICKENS' WOMEN
MIRIAM MARGOLYES & SONIA FRASE    Book Number: 78610
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From Little Nell to Miss Havisham, Aunt Betsey Trotwood, Mrs Chirrup from 'Sketches for Young Couples', Miss Mowcher from David Copperfield, Flora Finching from Little Dorrit (diffuse and silly, sp...
BOOKS TO DIE FOR
EDIT BY J. CONNELLY & D. BURKE    Book Number: 79334
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A feast of reading pleasure, more than 120 of the world's leading mystery writers champion the greatest mystery novels ever written in a series of personal essays. This reveals as much about thems...
SARAH AND SIMON AND NO RED PAINT
EDWARD ARDIZZONE    Book Number: 79322
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Born in Vietnam in 1900 and moving to England at the age of five, Edward Ardizzone discovered the power of art and was awarded the first Kate Greenaway medal in 1956 and has become one of the most ...
I USED TO KNOW THAT LITERATURE
A. ALAN JOYCE & SARAH JANSSEN    Book Number: 79281
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One for the books... Do your eyes glaze over when you recall the end of James Joyce's The Dead? Or break out in a cold sweat when you see a copy of Moby Dick? Would David Copperfield have been a ...
ECKSTEIN SHAHNAMA: An Ottoman Book of Kings
WILL KWIATKOWSKI    Book Number: 79509
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Firdausi's epic poem The Shahnama is a celebration of Iran's ancient tradition of kingship. The Eckstein Shahnama is a lavishly illuminated and illustrated Ottoman copy of the work, completed in t...
CREATING ROOM TO READ
JOHN WOOD    Book Number: 79751
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One out of eight people on the Earth cannot read. In 1999, author John Wood left a lucrative career at Microsoft to found Room to Read, the lauded non-profit organisation that promotes education a...
READING MATTERS
MARGARET WILLES    Book Number: 80719
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Sub-titled 'Five Centuries of Discovering Books', this is the must-have book for every bibliophile! It is easy to forget in our own day of cheap paperbacks and discounting that until very recently...
STUDIES IN THE HISTORY OF OLD ENGLISH LITERATURE
KENNETH SISAM    Book Number: 80726
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Tutor to J.R.R. Tolkien, Kenneth Sisam's volume, first published in 1953, brought together papers spanning over 30 years of research by the medieval literary scholar. Many of the essays are concer...
WRITING BRITAIN: Wastelands to Wonderlands
CHRISTINA HARDYMENT    Book Number: 81355
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Britain's landscape is a constant inspiration to writers, whether they find themselves in the slums of Victorian Whitechapel or on the wildest peaks of the Cairngorms. This fascinating book accompa...
LITTLE BOOK OF BOOKS
JENNIFER WORICK    Book Number: 82369
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Super soft dark orange leather bound hand sized pocket book to indulge every bibliophile's love of the written word. Here are grand openings: 'Call me Ishmael'. 'Happy families are all alike; ever...
CENSORS AT WORK: How States Shaped Literature
ROBERT DARNTON    Book Number: 82568
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Censorship by the state has never been a more urgent issue as we confront the problems of internet pornography and terrorist propaganda. On the other hand, we proudly boast of our commitment to fre...
1000 YEARS OF ENGLISH LITERATURE
CHRIS FLETCHER    Book Number: 83321
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A big and beautifully designed and illustrated British Library publication written by an Oxford scholar and a team of curators. Whether written on parchment, vellum or paper, whether poems, short ...
BOOK OF THE BRITISH LIBRARY
MICHAEL LEAPMAN    Book Number: 83322
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Owing its origin to the generosity and far-sightedness of a handful of 18th century scholars and booklovers, the British Library's extensive collection incorporates not only books and manuscripts, ...
PUBLISHER'S PARADISE: Expatriate Literary Culture in Paris
COLETTE COLLIGAN    Book Number: 83344
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'Dirty books' are taken seriously in this compelling exploration of the history of foreign pornography in Paris, and the role it played in turning the city into a modernist outpost for literary and...
BOOKS TO CHECK OUT: A Journal
CHRONICLE BOOKS    Book Number: 83439
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With dedication page, on spiral binding and with two little insert pockets at the back for receipts, review clippings, bookmarks etc. this perfect bibliophile's book is for all those who 'read in o...
IN THE GREAT GREEN ROOM:
AMY GARY    Book Number: 83232
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Author of the popular American children's stories "Goodnight Moon" and the "Noisy" series, Margaret Wise Brown's sudden and early death in 1952 was a great loss to fiction. The author of this penet...
LOST BOOK OF MOSES: The Hunt for the World's Oldest Bible
CHANAN TIGAY    Book Number: 83236
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When the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in 1947, containing some of the earliest manuscripts of the Bible, doubt was initially cast on their authenticity, but after prolonged scientific examinati...
UNEXPECTED PROFESSOR: Oxford Life In Books
JOHN CAREY    Book Number: 82424
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John Carey writes a witty and moving memoir not on the history of literature but on his life and literature, his memories as told through the books that made him. This is not only a history of book...
WHAT MATTERS IN JANE AUSTEN? Twenty Crucial Puzzles Solved
JOHN MULLAN    Book Number: 83689
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'The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid' and finding joy in the intellect of one of the nation's beloved authors is something that is ...
SHERLOCK: The Facts And Fiction
MARTIN FIDO    Book Number: 83779
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A looming figure stalks the misty streets of London, Sherlock Holmes is a greatly lauded icon and Martin Fido explores the variety of manifestations in fact and fiction. Both writer and character w...
RELEASE THE BATS
D. B. C. PIERRE    Book Number: 83748
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Sub-titled 'A Pocket Guide to Writing Your Way Out of It' this brilliantly funny book is about writing fiction and navigating the trickiness of the whole occupation. '...Scenes like this where cha...
TRIP TO ECHO SPRING: On Writers and Drinking
OLIVIA LAING    Book Number: 83758
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Hilary Mantel said of this, 'One of the best books I've read about the creative uses of adversity: frightening but perversely inspiring.' Shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award, this terrific w...