The Secret Library
by Oliver Tearle


Overview - As well as leafing through the well-known titles that have helped shape the world in which we live, Oliver Tearle also dusts off some of the more neglected items to be found hidden among the bookshelves of the past. You ll learn about the forgotten Victorian novelist who outsold Dickens, the woman who became the first published poet in America and the eccentric traveller who introduced the table-fork to England.  Read more...

 
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Overview
As well as leafing through the well-known titles that have helped shape the world in which we live, Oliver Tearle also dusts off some of the more neglected items to be found hidden among the bookshelves of the past. You ll learn about the forgotten Victorian novelist who outsold Dickens, the woman who became the first published poet in America and the eccentric traveller who introduced the table-fork to England. Through exploring a variety of books novels, plays, travel books, science books, cookbooks, joke books and sports almanacs The Secret Library highlights some of the most fascinating aspects of our history. It also reveals the surprising connections between various works and historical figures. What links Homer's Iliad to Aesop's Fables? Or Wisden Cricketers' Almanack to the creator of Sherlock Holmes? The Secret Library brings these little-known stories to light, exploring the intersections between books of all kinds and the history of the Western world over 3,000 years."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781782435570
  • ISBN-10: 1782435573
  • Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books
  • Publish Date: January 2017
  • Page Count: 256
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.4 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.75 pounds


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