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A Book Addict's Treasury By Edited by Lynda Murphy

A Book Addict's Treasury
by Edited by Lynda Murphy

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Must-have anthology for book-lovers: wise, witty and evocative quotations and extracts about reading and books.
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A Book Addict's Treasury by Edited by Lynda Murphy

The ideal gift for any book obsessive, A Book Addict's Treasury is an extensively researched anthology of more than 350 quotations and extracts from a wide selection of writers and thinkers - all on the subject of books. The witty, wise and evocative words cover every aspect of bookishness - including hoarding, buying, borrowing, arranging, stealing, choosing, losing, reviewing and displaying - and comprise memoirs, poetry, journalism, fiction and philosophy. The sources of the extracts range from Erasmus to Edith Wharton to Umberto Eco, from Dante to Descartes to Dickens, from Edward Gibbon to Kenneth Grahame to Groucho Marx. Celebrating the timeless pleasures of reading, casting an irreverent eye over the foibles and eccentricities of booklovers and revealing the reading habits of a host of famous writers, this compendium is a must for any bibliomane. Indeed, if you buy only one book this year, this one is probably not for you.

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A Book Addict's Treasury Reviews


This anthology is a sheer delight, full of good things. Spectator An irresistible collection. Eastern Daily Press A literary treasure test, no serious reader should be without it. Image Magazine (Eire)

About Edited by Lynda Murphy


Julie Rugg lives in York with her husband and daughter.

Lynda Murphy lives in York with her husband, daughter and Jack Russell terrier - a match for any of the canine heroines in works of great literature. She enjoys lingering over texts not looking for quotations and buying brand new copies of fiction from big, brightly lit air-conditioned bookshops.

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GOR001052539
A Book Addict's Treasury by Edited by Lynda Murphy
Edited by Lynda Murphy
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
2006-09-01
240
0711226857
9780711226852
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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