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Buried in Books
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BURIED IN BOOKS

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9780711229235
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PAGES
224 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
01 OCT 2010

DESCRIPTION

Following her highly successful Book Addict's Treasury, compiled with Lynda Murphy, Julie Rugg returns with a second anthology of literary extracts, quotations and bon mots concerning every aspect of bookish behaviour: reading, buying. borrowing, recommending, hunting, even defacing. This anthology includes diaries, memoirs, novels, plays and letters by authors from Samuel Pepys to Iain Sinclair, from Robert Louis Stevenson to Nick Hornby, from Laurence Sterne to Lucy Mangan. A perfect gift for the book obsessive in your life.

CONTENTS

Introduction 1. 'A charming eccentricity': degrees of bibliomania 2. 'Rapt clean of ourselves': reading 3. 'Sometimes, profound epiphanies' 4. 'Treat personal book recommendations with the suspicion they deserve' 5. 'The pleasant thing is...': the time and place for a book 6. 'The good practice of buying a book a day' 7. 'Muddling among old books' 8. 'He spoils every decent book on which he lays his hands' 9. 'A history of its own': a book's life 10. 'It was amazing really where the word librarian would get you' 11. 'An early taste for reading' 12. 'The books that you read were all I loved you for' 13. 'Tempted in so subtle a shape' 14. 'An intense grievance': having nothing to read