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This story of an English bookseller whose predictable life is turned upside down by a mysterious woman who hires him to investigate a book sold many years ago is complicated and... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Sara Scott
I'm only reviewing the first 120 pages of my 2001 Walker and Company edition because the next 34 pages are MISSING! Also pages 153-184 are repeated. Read morePublished 9 months ago by M. Lynch
I usually like historical mysteries, but it took me four months to read this one. The author Ross King vividly recreates London just after the English Civil War as the protagonist,... Read morePublished 14 months ago by J.L. Greger
I bought this book after reading another by the same author - The Judgment of Paris: The Revolutionary Decade That Gave the World Impressionism. Read morePublished on February 28, 2013 by John Durkee
I had high hopes for this book after reading B.'s Dome, which is a fascinating read. What I discovered was that it is entirely possible for the same author to write both fabulous... Read morePublished on September 10, 2011 by Clare
I enjoyed Ex Libris very much. The author has done a prodigious amount of research for the book and it is quite a history lesson. Read morePublished on August 29, 2011 by Jeffrey Huntington
The story is written in the first person -- narrated by a 17th century London bookseller. Having lived a pleasant but uneventful life thus far, and comfortable in his dim and... Read morePublished on May 24, 2011 by Mark Pfennigstag
What can I say I am a sucker for books about books? As with many of them it could be said to be about books being destroyed by people or groups that disagreed with them. Read morePublished on March 12, 2011 by MonsterWrangler
Once in a great while, you find a book that brings back some childhood memory. This book brings back Lima beans; it's there staring at you all un-appetizingly but you know you've... Read morePublished on February 13, 2010 by Travis Pelt