‘Missing Books: A Wander through One Man’s Library’ by Brian Harris

51wVTvVviyLThis is a book for the book-lover. The loss of a library can be a catastrophe, but Brian Harris has made the most of his by inviting the reader to take a trip through the contents of his bookshelves, past and present – from children’s books to science fiction, from poets ancient and modern to ground-breaking forms of biography, from literary humour to books on life’s deeper issues. He describes how the writings of an English rope maker helped bring about two of the world’s greatest revolutions, and how a book moved Abraham Lincoln to take up the cause of emancipation. The author has views on a host of other issues, including the importance of reading to the growing child, the inconvenience of over-weighty volumes, and when plagiarism can be justified. Brian Harris is a retired lawyer and former editor with a number of well received books to his credit on subjects such as Injustice, Intolerance, and the life and works of Rudyard Kipling. Available on Amazon.

July 18, 2016 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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