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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. All royalties go to The Reading Agency, to help their work supporting libraries.
Publication date: 02/02/2012
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
|Publication date:||2nd February 2012|
|Author:||Alan Bennett, Julian Barnes, Stephen Fry, Lionel Shriver|
|Publisher:||Profile Books Ltd|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction, The Real World,|
The Reading Agency specialises in spreading reading through libraries: it is an independent charity with a mission to inspire more people to read more. They believe that reading changes lives and benefits wider civil society and that everyone has a right to the equal life chances that come with being a reader.More About Alan Bennett, Julian Barnes, Stephen Fry, Lionel Shriver