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The Literary Companion
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The Literary Companion

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by Emma Jones
 

Within these pages are hundreds of facts and stories about reading and writing, from the earliest printed books to today’s bestsellers. You’ll find out why Lewis Carroll was once accused of being Jack the Ripper, the working title of Lady Chatterley’s Lover, and what was in Hitler’s library. It is the only book about books

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Within these pages are hundreds of facts and stories about reading and writing, from the earliest printed books to today’s bestsellers. You’ll find out why Lewis Carroll was once accused of being Jack the Ripper, the working title of Lady Chatterley’s Lover, and what was in Hitler’s library. It is the only book about books you’ll ever need.

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Ever wonder what happens to the 36,000 tennis balls used at the annual Wimbledon championships? Or what was on the menu at Henry IV’s coronation? Would you like to know how to master the Japanese art of packing a rucksack? Or how to say hello in 20 different languages? These delightfully eclectic, exceedingly collectable volumes are bursting with useful trivia and quirky facts to amuse and amaze. Pleasingly designed, eminently browsable, downright addictive.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781861057983
Publisher:
Anova Books
Publication date:
03/28/2005
Series:
A Think Book
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.76(d)

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Literary Companion 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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This is a good book to have lying around when you have a couple of spare minutes to kill. A lot of the entries are fascinating, some are trivial at best, and many are just silly. But if you love literature and relativiely useless tidbits of information (as I do), then its a good addition to your collection.