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The Library Book

Ann Cleeves(contrib.) ; Seth Godin(contrib.) ; Susan Hill(contrib.) ; Tom Holland(contrib.) ; Hardeep Singh Kohli(contrib.) ; Lucy Mangan(contrib.) ; Val McDermid(contrib.) ; China Miéville(contrib.) ; Caitlin Moran(contrib.) ; Kate Mosse(contrib.) ; Julie Myerson(contrib.) ; Bali Rai(contrib.) ; Lionel Shriver(contrib.) ; Robin Turner(contrib.) ; Nicky Wire(contrib.) ; Anita Anand(contrib.) ; Bella Bathurst(contrib.) ; Julian Barnes(contrib.) ; Michael Brooks(contrib.) ; James Brown(contrib.) ; Stephen Fry(contrib.) ; Karin Slaughter(contrib.) ; Zadie Smith(contrib.)
The Library Book
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From Alan Bennett's Baffled at a Bookcase, to Lucy Mangan's 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 the future. 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.

Profile Books; February 2012
224 pages; ISBN 9781847658401
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