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For the love of books, stories of literary lives, banned books, author feuds, extraordinary characters, and more, Graham Tarrant

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For the love of books, stories of literary lives, banned books, author feuds, extraordinary characters, and more, Graham Tarrant
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Index
no index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
For the love of books
Oclc number
1100427022
Responsibility statement
Graham Tarrant
Sub title
stories of literary lives, banned books, author feuds, extraordinary characters, and more
Summary
"A light-hearted book about books and the people who write them for all lovers of literature. Do you know: Which famous author died of caffeine poisoning? Why Alice's Adventures in Wonderland was banned in China? Who was the first British writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature? What superstitions Truman Capote kept whenever he wrote? Who the other Winston Churchill was? A treasure trove of compelling facts, riveting anecdotes, and extraordinary characters, For the Love of Books is a book about books--and the inside stories about the people who write them. Learn how books evolved, what lies behind some of the greatest tales ever told, and who's really who in the world of fiction. From banned books to famous feuding authors, from literary felons to rejected masterpieces, from tips for aspiring writers to stand-out book lists for readers to catch up on, For the Love of Books is a celebration of the written word and an absolute page-turner for any book lover. Read all about it!"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
The coming of the book -- Novel approaches -- Ban the book -- Writers' feuds -- Writers at work -- Making crime pay -- Prison sentences -- Family connections -- Under the influence -- Dear diary -- Grim reapings -- Other people's lives -- The spying game -- Worlds of imagination -- Who's really who -- Asteroids to zombies -- Writers in the dock -- Supply and demand -- Glittering prizes -- Naming names -- Children's classics -- Bestselling phenomena
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