Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide

Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide : What to Read and What to Read Next

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More than 350 major authors, from Margaret Atwood to Emile Zola, through Bruce Chatwin, Aldous Huxley, and Graham Swift, are arranged in alphabetical order, each with a short article on style, influences, settings, theme, along with a list of their salient works. At the end of each entry, a 'Read On' section directs readers to similar works by other authors. For the most influential works of literature, 'Pathways' lead readers to books with similar themes. For those new to English literature, there are 'Startpoints' for reading around nine main genres, including Biography, Crime, Letters and Diaries, Science Fiction and Fantasy, and Travel.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 152 x 230 x 30mm | 557.93g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0747562458
  • 9780747562450

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'The essential Michelin Guide to the wild, uncharted world of contemporary (and twentieth-century) writing' Robert McCrum, Observer '... quirky, opinionated and occasionally passionate. On a first skim I found more than 50 titles I am now desperate to read... an inspiring reference for groups and individuals...' Times Educational Supplement 'Every library should have one.' The Glasgow Herald 'An updated, all-embracing vade mecum for browsers.' Daily Telegraphshow more

About Nick Rennison

NICK RENNISON has worked as a bookseller, editor, and freelance writer. His publications include The Blue Plaque Guide to London (1999), Poets on Poets (1997), and the Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide to Crime Fiction (2003).show more

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