I’m thrilled to be on the blog tour for this delightful little book A Library Miscellany

I’m sharing an extract from the book.

The British Museum Reading Room

My Thoughts & Review

This book is a library lover’s dream. I’ve loved going to the library from a very early age. My father had a large collection of books on a bookshelf outside the bedroom door of the room I shared with my sister. We called it our ‘library’. It was packed with children’s classics that I read over and over and it started me off on a life of loving books.

Age eleven and able to borrow books from the adult library was a thrilling time and I’ve never forgotten how exciting it was. I loved going there and choosing a selection of books. I loved the whole building, library buildings and having access to so many books and have always joined every library wherever we’ve lived.

This book is right up my street. The kind of book I would loved to have had as a present. It’s not a very large book but it’s a handy size for carrying around and dipping into.

Full of miscellaneous facts about libraries. It’s a book to savour.

I was surprised by the section titled Some Curious Special Collections Of note under this heading is The Nurse Romance Novel Collection

‘A collection of around 425 romance books from 1950 to the 1970’s with nurses as central characters’

As a retired nurse that amused me no end!

The book has obviously been meticulously researched and has an absolute plethora of library facts. Astonishing, surprising and endlessly fascinating for bibliophiles everywhere.

An interesting section lists the ‘most borrowed authors’ I’m not telling. Read the book to find out.

To Purchase at Amazon UK

About The Author

Claire Cock-Starkey is a writer and editor of non-fiction books, including ‘Bodleianalia’ (2016), ‘Famous Last Words’ (2016) and The Book Lovers’ Miscellany (2017).

website www.nonfictioness.com and Twitter @nonfictioness She will be speaking about A Library Miscellany (and The Book Lovers’ Miscellany) at Oxford Literary Festival on March 20th at 12pm see here: http://oxfordliteraryfestival.org/literature-events/2018/march-20/a-library-miscellany

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