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The Library Book

by Anita Anand(contrib.) ; Ann Cleeves(contrib.) ; Bali Rai(contrib.) ; Bella Bathurst(contrib.) ; Caitlin Moran(contrib.) ; China Miéville(contrib.) ; Hardeep Singh Kohli(contrib.) ; James Brown(contrib.) ; Julian Barnes(contrib.) ; Julie Myerson(contrib.) ; Karin Slaughter(contrib.) ; Kate Mosse(contrib.) ; Lionel Shriver(contrib.) ; Lucy Mangan(contrib.) ; Michael Brooks(contrib.) ; Nicky Wire(contrib.) ; Robin Turner(contrib.) ; Seth Godin(contrib.) ; Stephen Fry(contrib.) ; Susan Hill(contrib.) ; Tom Holland(contrib.) ; Val McDermid(contrib.) ; Zadie Smith(contrib.)
The Library Book by Anita Anand
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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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Title: The Library Book
Author: Anita Anand; Ann Cleeves; Bali Rai; Bella Bathurst; Caitlin Moran; China Miéville; Hardeep Singh Kohli; James Brown; Julian Barnes; Julie Myerson; Karin Slaughter; Kate Mosse; Lionel Shriver; Lucy Mangan; Michael Brooks; Nicky Wire; Robin Turner; Seth Godin; Stephen Fry; Susan Hill; Tom Holland; Val McDermid; Zadie Smith