The Library of Unrequited Love (Paperback)
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The Library of Unrequited Love (Paperback)

(author), (translator)
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Paperback 96 Pages
Published: 02/01/2014
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One morning a librarian finds a reader who has been locked in overnight.

She begins to talk to him, a one-way conversation full of sharp insight and quiet outrage. As she rails against snobbish senior colleagues, an ungrateful and ignorant public, the strictures of the Dewey Decimal System and the sinister expansionist conspiracies of the books themselves, two things shine through: her unrequited passion for a researcher named Martin, and an ardent and absolute love for the arts.

A delightful divertissement for the discerning bookworm...

Publisher: Quercus Publishing
ISBN: 9781780870519
Number of pages: 96
Weight: 76 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'We're in Anita Brookner territory here ... Sophie Divry brilliantly captures the voice of a frustrated lady librarian past her prime' Katie Law, Evening Standard. - Evening Standard

'It's funny, sad, and agreeably discursive ... There isn't a dull page or even a dull sentence ... In short, this is a very accomplished and delightful debut' Allan Massie, Scotsman. - Scotsman

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“Lovely little book for lovers of books”

A single-sitting read, this charming novella is the one-sided conversation of a librarian with a man who was locked in at the library overnight. There are two loves that keeps the librarian’s days occupied: her... More

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Leilah at Doncaster

“A book lover’s book”

This book was a delight. 92 pages of a one-sided conversation that a library assistant has with the poor soul who, for reasons unknown, was accidentally locked in the public library overnight.

A book lover’s book,... More

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“Every single line in this book is quotable.”

“I prefer the company of books. When I'm reading, I'm never alone, I have a conversation with the book. It can be very intimate. Perhaps you know this feeling yourself? The sense that you're having an... More

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