‘The shape of my library is round’

I recently read ‘Letters to Camondo’ by Edmund De Waal. In Exploring this Parisian museum it shares writing at it’s most beautiful: I was delighted to read that like Montaigne, … Continue reading ‘The shape of my library is round’

“A place with no quotation marks”

In childhood I was considered by my teachers as a “backward reader” and a child without promise. In adulthood I became a voracious reader interested in just about any narrative. … Continue reading “A place with no quotation marks”

‘WITHDRAWN FROM STOCK’

This is one of the books that Sian gave me for my recent birthday. Sian thought that I might be amused by the marginalia [evidence of past use]. Sian was … Continue reading ‘WITHDRAWN FROM STOCK’

Which novel has sold most?

This question was asked in last week’s Sunday TIMES: Of course there is no complete data to refer to but it is thought that Don Quixote tops the list. It … Continue reading Which novel has sold most?