For the Love of Books

A Celebration of the Written Word

  • Imprint: Summersdale
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 240
  • Price: £9.99
  • Publication date: 12 April 2018
  • ISBN: 9781786852700

About the book

Do you know…

  • Which famous author died of caffeine poisoning?
  • Why Alice in Wonderland was banned in China?
  • Who was the first British writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature?

This treasure trove of compelling facts, riveting anecdotes and extraordinary characters is every book-lover’s dream: a book about books and the people who write them. Learn how books evolved, what lies behind some of the greatest tales ever told, and who’s really who in the world of fiction. From banned books to feuding authors, from literary felons to rejected masterpieces, from tips for aspiring writers to stand-out book lists for readers to catch up on, this is an absolute page-turner for anyone with a love of books. Read all about it!

About the author

Graham Tarrant is a former publisher and the author of more than 30 books, on subjects ranging from cinema to cricket. He is also the editor of several anthologies. He lives in a Wiltshire village, near Bath.