The Unknown Unknown: Bookshops and the Delight of Not Getting What You Wanted

The Unknown Unknown: Bookshops and the Delight of Not Getting What You Wanted

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By (author) Mark Forsyth

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  • Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 32 pages
  • Dimensions: 105mm x 148mm x 3mm | 26g
  • Publication date: 4 September 2014
  • Publication City/Country: Duxford
  • ISBN 10: 1848317840
  • ISBN 13: 9781848317840
  • Sales rank: 281,239

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Mark Forsyth - author of the Sunday Times Number One bestseller The Etymologicon - reveals in this essay, specially commissioned for Independent Booksellers Week, the most valuable thing about a really good bookshop. Along the way he considers the wisdom of Donald Rumsfeld, naughty French photographs, why Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Darcy would never have met online, and why only a bookshop can give you that precious thing - what you never knew you were looking for.

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Mark Forsyth is a blogger and author whose books have made him one of the UK's best-known commentators on words. His book The Etymologicon was a Sunday Times Number One bestseller and was followed by the similarly successful The Horologicon and The Elements of Eloquence. Follow Mark on Twitter @inkyfool