For the Love of Books: Stories of Literary Lives, Banned Books, Author Feuds, Extraordinary Characters, and More

For the Love of Books: Stories of Literary Lives, Banned Books, Author Feuds, Extraordinary Characters, and More

by Graham Tarrant

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Overview

A light-hearted book about books and the people who write them for all lovers of literature.
Do you know:
  • Which famous author died of caffeine poisoning?
  • Why Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was banned in China?
  • Who was the first British writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature?
  • What superstitions Truman Capote kept whenever he wrote?
  • Who the other Winston Churchill was?

  • A treasure trove of compelling facts, riveting anecdotes, and extraordinary characters, For the Love of Books is a book about books—and the inside stories about 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 famous feuding authors, from literary felons to rejected masterpieces, from tips for aspiring writers to stand-out book lists for readers to catch up on, For the Love of Books is a celebration of the written word and an absolute page-turner for any book lover.
    Read all about it!

    Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9781510741584
    Publisher: Skyhorse
    Publication date: 06/18/2019
    Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Format: NOOK Book
    Pages: 240
    Sales rank: 48,630
    File size: 582 KB

    About the Author

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

    Table of Contents

    Introduction 7

    The Coining of the Book 9

    Novel Approaches 21

    Ban the Book 34

    Writers' Feuds 42

    Writers at Work 54

    Making Crime Pay 67

    Prison Sentences 82

    Family Connections 91

    Under the Influence 102

    Dear Diary 111

    Grim Reapings 122

    Other People's Lives 132

    The Spying Game 142

    Worlds of Imagination 153

    Who's Really Who 159

    Asteroids to Zombies 168

    Writers in the Dock 178

    Supply and Demand 186

    Glittering Prizes 194

    Naming Names 205

    Children's Classics 216

    Bestselling Phenomena 228

    Coda 236

    Resources 237

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