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Guarded by dragons : encounters with rare books and rare people

Author: R A Gekoski
Publisher: London : Constable, 2021.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Humor, satire, etc. : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Rick Gekoski has been traversing the rocky terrain of the rare book trade for over fifty years. The treasure he seeks is scarce, carefully buried and often jealously guarded, knowledge of its hiding place shared through word of mouth like the myths of old. In Guarded by Dragons, Gekoski invites readers into this enchanted world as he reflects on the gems he has unearthed throughout his career. He takes us back to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Literary criticism
Humor
Anecdotes
History
Literary collections
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Named Person: R A Gekoski; R A Gekoski
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R A Gekoski
ISBN: 9781408715413 1408715414 9781472133854 1472133854
OCLC Number: 1260632518
Description: xv, 240 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Foreword --
On sabbatical with D.H. Lawrence --
'The Balls of the Beaver', the Nobel prize and the Fatwa --
Dealing with Ted Hughes --
The Third Woman: Yvonne Cloetta and Graham Greene --
Flagrant Fowles --
A gentleman, and a publisher --
The mystery of the Nine Ulysses --
Who gives a damn about Beedle the Bard? --
The protocols of the Elders of Zionism --
Stop! Thief! --
Get me out of here! The publishing archive of Victor Gollancz --
Defacing my own book! --
Not so elementary, My Dear Watson --
Afterword.
Responsibility: Rick Gekoski.

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Guarded by Dragons follows rare book dealer Rick Gekoski as he uncovers the mysteries behind the most unusual manuscripts and archives, where stories are weaved within stories.  Read more...

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Rick Gekoski's encyclopaedic knowledge of rare books is matched only by the enthusiasm and brio with which he writes about them * Ian Rankin * Feisty, astutely dry, intellectually adroit - an Read more...

 
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