‘The Library Book’ – 24 famous UK writers tell us why libraries are important

Rebecca Gray (ed.)
The Library Book

Profile Books, Londen, februari 2012

hardcover, 224 pagina’s, 18 x 11 cm
ISBN 9781781250051, verkoopprijs € 12,99 (bol)

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From Alan Bennett’s Baffled at a Bookcase, to Lucy Mangan’s Ten Library Rules, famous writers tell us all about how libraries are used and why they’re important.

Tom Holland writes about libraries in the ancient world, while Seth Godin describes what a library will look like in 2020. Lionel Shriver thinks books are the best investment, Hardeep Singh Kohli makes a confession and Julie Myerson remembers how her career began beside the shelves. Using memoir, history, polemic and some short stories too, The Library Book celebrates ‘that place where they lend you books for free’ and the people who work there.

Contributors: Alan Bennett, Anita Anand, Ann Cleeves, Bali Rai, Bella Bathurst, Caitlin Moran, China Miéville, Hardeep Singh Kohli, James Brown, Julian Barnes, Julie Myerson, Karin Slaughter, Kate Mosse, Lionel Shriver, Lucy Mangan, Michael Brooks, Nicky Wire, Robin Turner, Seth Godin

This book is published in support of libraries, with all royalties going to The Reading Agency, to help their work supporting libraries.
Published for National Libraries Day on 4 February 2012.

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