The Diary of a Bookseller

Author: Shaun Bythell

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1782833633

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Love, Nina meets Black Books: a wry and hilarious account of life in Scotland's biggest second-hand bookshop and the band of eccentrics and book-obsessives who work there 'The Diary Of A Bookseller is warm (unlike Bythell's freezing-cold shop) and funny, and deserves to become one of those bestsellers that irritate him so much.' (Mail on Sunday) 'Utterly compelling and Bythell has a Bennett-like eye for the amusing eccentricities of ordinary people ... I urge you to buy this book and please, even at the risk of being insulted or moaned at, buy it from a real live bookseller.' (Charlotte Heathcote Sunday Express) Shaun Bythell owns The Bookshop, Wigtown - Scotland's largest second-hand bookshop. It contains 100,000 books, spread over a mile of shelving, with twisting corridors and roaring fires, and all set in a beautiful, rural town by the edge of the sea. A book-lover's paradise? Well, almost ... In these wry and hilarious diaries, Shaun provides an inside look at the trials and tribulations of life in the book trade, from struggles with eccentric customers to wrangles with his own staff, who include the ski-suit-wearing, bin-foraging Nicky. He takes us with him on buying trips to old estates and auction houses, recommends books (both lost classics and new discoveries), introduces us to the thrill of the unexpected find, and evokes the rhythms and charms of small-town life, always with a sharp and sympathetic eye.
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Confessions of a Bookseller

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

Author: Shaun Bythell

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1782835393

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Irreverently funny ... kept me giggling all week.' Scotland on Sunday "Do you have a list of your books, or do I just have to stare at them?" Shaun Bythell is the owner of The Bookshop in Wigtown, Scotland. With more than a mile of shelving, real log fires in the shop and the sea lapping nearby, the shop should be an idyll for bookworms. Unfortunately, Shaun also has to contend with bizarre requests from people who don't understand what a shop is, home invasions during the Wigtown Book Festival and Granny, his neurotic Italian assistant who likes digging for river mud to make poultices. The Diary of a Bookseller (soon to be a major TV series) introduced us to the joys and frustrations of life lived in books. Sardonic and sympathetic in equal measure, Confessions of a Bookseller will reunite readers with the characters they've come to know and love.
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A History of Booksellers

The Old and the New

Author: Henry Curwen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108021433

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 526

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First published in 1874, A History of Booksellers illustrates the close relationship between publishers, authors and their public. Curwen develops his theme by means of anecdotal and entertaining studies of individual British publishing houses, mostly from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, with a brief survey of earlier periods.
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The Diaries of a Cutter

Author: To Pretend

Publisher: Booktango

ISBN: 1468913360

Category: Poetry

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The diary of a cutter. He has gone through it all.The clawing and scratching are just minuscule. How will he end up? At the edge of what a lot of teens face in today's world. He must change or die.
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The Day of the Crescent

Author: G. E. Hubbard

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110767929X

Category: History

Page: 286

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Originally published in 1920, this book surveys the history and character of the people of Turkey through selected extracts from travelogues.
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The Diary of Karl Süssheim (1878-1947)

Orientalist Between Munich and Istanbul

Author: Karl Süssheim,Barbara Flemming,Jan Schmidt

Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag

ISBN: 9783515075732

Category: History

Page: 334

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"A selected translation of the diary kept by the German orientalist Karl S'ussheim"--Pref.
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The New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature: Volume 2, 1660-1800

Author: George Watson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521079341

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1094

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More than fifty specialists have contributed to this new edition of volume 2 of The Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature. The design of the original work has established itself so firmly as a workable solution to the immense problems of analysis, articulation and coordination that it has been retained in all its essentials for the new edition. The task of the new contributors has been to revise and integrate the lists of 1940 and 1957, to add materials of the following decade, to correct and refine the bibliographical details already available, and to re-shape the whole according to a new series of conventions devised to give greater clarity and consistency to the entries.
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Two Yorkshire Diaries

The Diary of Arthur Jessop and Ralph Ward's Journal

Author: Arthur Jessop,Ralph Ward,C. E. Whiting

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108058396

Category: History

Page: 256

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These are insightful first-hand accounts, first published in 1952, of everyday life in rural Yorkshire in the mid-eighteenth century.
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