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Buried in books : a reader's anthology

Author: Julie Rugg
Publisher: London : Frances Lincoln, 2010.
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Quotations
Quotations, maxims, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julie Rugg
ISBN: 9780711229235 0711229236
OCLC Number: 701592079
Description: 224 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Introduction1. 'A charming eccentricity': degrees of bibliomania2. 'Rapt clean of ourselves': reading3. 'Sometimes, profound epiphanies'4. 'Treat personal book recommendations with the suspicion they deserve'5. 'The pleasant thing isa EURO | ': the time and place for a book6. '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 life10. '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
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A literary anthology of extracts, quotations and bon mots relating to every aspect of bookish behaviour.  Read more...

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