Are you an xenophile?
Which book dedications make us cry?
What were the author events of Ancient Rome like?
Why did the U.S post ban Chaucer?
Why do we like reading books in the loo?
Are your books 'slightly foxed'?
Bookworms, Dog-Ears and Squashy Big Armchairs: a Book Lover's Alphabet is a hugely entertaining, original and informative A - Z of everything you ever wanted to know about books.
Enjoy over 250 thought-provoking and fascinating entries and book facts, plus talking points, recommendations and games to play with books from the author of An Everywhere: a little book about reading.
The perfect gift for all book lovers and an invaluable resource for every book group.
'I always enjoy November's publishing: a time to enjoy the fairy lights of some seasonal gems, and their more subtle late twinkle amid the flashy beacons of the headline Christmas titles. What were the author events of Ancient Rome like? Why was Chaucer banned by the US post? Why do we like reading on the loo? Which book dedications make us cry? The answers to these and other literary posers are in this informative compendium of thought-provoking bookish facts and anecdotes, written with the same wit, style and erudition which characterised Reyes' 'An Everywhere: a little book about reading', and arranged from Addiction to Xenophile. A delightful gift for a fellow book-lover. Here's to squashy big armchairs.' Caroline Sanderson, The Bookseller, November Editor's Non-Fiction Pick
* Bookseller Autumn Buyer's Guide Highlight of the Season
* 275 pp; £8.99/ $19.99 Australia; Paperback Original; 97809926364663
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