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Long overdue : a library reader

Author: Alan F Taylor
Publisher: London : Library Association ; Edinburgh : Mainstream, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Casanova was a librarian, as was Mao Tse-tung. This anthology reveals the many sides of libraries and librarians, and includes pieces by writers and personalities such as Kingsley Amis, Barbara Pym,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan F Taylor
ISBN: 1851585966 9781851585960 185158577X 9781851585779
OCLC Number: 30030792
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 223 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The godfathers of libraries / Daniel Boorstin --
The librarian and the labyrinth ; What the public paid to read in 1838 / Umberto Eco --
God-sends to the town loafer / M.D. O'Brien --
What women should read ; Why men should be allowed out of the house / Lady Janetta Manners --
Single-handed and untrained / Philip Larkin --
The morning walk / Elias Canetti --
Buchhandlung / Flann O'Brien --
In a library / Edumnd Blunden --
Your book saved my life, Mister / Garrison Keillor --
His nibs / Barbara Pym --
In the library / William McIlvanney --
Something of a day-care centre / Anita Brookner --
A French lesson / Anthony Burgess --
Gtting in / Nigel Williams --
A severe case of hypochondria / Jerome K. Jerome --
The British Museum Reading-Room / Louis MacNeice --
An aquarium for tropical fish / David Lodge --
A ticket for the Reading-Room / William Plomer --
A very brief encounter / Kate Morris --
Off the shelf / Andrew Barr --
The Bevan ticket / Kingsley Amis --
Merderer / Bernard MacLaverty --
The missing page / Tony Hancock --
Silence / Charles Addams --
The library / Victoria Wood --
Who is Borges? ; Conference going / Philip Larkin --
Bring back Lucy Finch / Martyn Harris --
The woman in Govan Library / Jimmy Reid --
Him with his foot in his mouth / Saul Bellow --
One priceless perk / Dervla Murphy --
I was a teen-age library user / John Updike --
The Newark Public Library / Philip Roth --
A basketful of books / Hugh MacDiarmid --
The total library / Jorge Luis Borges --
Worse than murder / Terry Pratchett --
Eric was now beginning to wish he'd returned his overdue library books / Glenn Baxter.
Responsibility: edited by Alan Taylor.

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