A glorious treasury of literary curiosities for every night of the year.
Bedside Companion for Book Lovers contains an eclectic mix of fact and fiction, letters, diaries, essays and dedications, all suffused with the joys of books and reading. The perfect gift for the bibliophile in your life, it contains snippets from some of the greatest writers and book collectors from throughout history, including:
Charles Dickens on the smell of books
Maya Angelou on the pleasures of reading aloud
Virginia Woolf on finding space for writing
Nick Hornby on reading for pure enjoyment
and much more. Along the way, you’ll find advice on how to look after your most precious volumes, what to do when books start taking over your home, and where to find the most atmospheric libraries and bookshops around the world. Keep this beautifully illustrated book by your bedside and wander into a magical world of books every night of the year.
About the Author
Jane McMorland Hunter is a passionate lover of the written word who works at Hatchards bookshop when not writing. She has written and edited several books, including Ode to London, Favourite Poems of England, A Nature Poem for Every Day of the Year, Friends: A Poem for Every Day of the Year and A Nature Poem for Every Night of the Year. She lives in London.
‘This would be a much-loved and treasured gift for bookworms! From fact and fiction, to letters and diaries, be greeted by the beauty of the written word’ - Love Reading