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The Book of Forgotten Authors by [Fowler, Christopher]
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Christopher Fowler's cherishable book is as quirky and mesmerising as one of his novels; his detailed, loving excavation of a slew of unjustly neglected writers will have the inevitable effect of sending readers in search of these intriguing lost names. - Financial Times

A real gem, filled with old favourites and new discoveries, and written in a light, snappy, erudite tone, as satisfying as a full English breakfast at your local art-house cafe.

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'JOYOUS . . . READERS WILL LOVE THIS FASCINATING BOOK' CATHY RENTZENBRINK
'A GODSEND WITH THE PRESENT SEASON APPROACHING' IRISH INDEPENDENT
'THE PERFECT GIFT FOR A BOOK-OBSESSED FRIEND' STYLIST, 50 UNMISSABLE BOOKS FOR AUTUMN 2017
'EXCELLENT . . . SHOULD BE READ BY ANYONE WHO LOVES BOOKS' EVENING STANDARD

Absence doesn't make the heart grow fonder. It makes people think you're dead.

So begins Christopher Fowler's foray into the back catalogues and backstories of 99 authors who, once hugely popular, have all but disappeared from our shelves.

Whether male or female, domestic or international, flash-in-the-pan or prolific, mega-seller or prize-winner - no author, it seems, can ever be fully immune from the fate of being forgotten. And Fowler, as well as remembering their careers, lifts the lid on their lives, and why they often stopped writing or disappeared from the public eye.

These 99 journeys are punctuated by 12 short essays about faded once-favourites: including the now-vanished novels Walt Disney brought to the screen, the contemporary rivals of Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie who did not stand the test of time, and the women who introduced us to psychological suspense many decades before it conquered the world.

This is a book about books and their authors. It is for book lovers, and is written by one who could not be a more enthusiastic, enlightening and entertaining guide.

'A BIBLIOPHILE'S DREAM' FINANCIAL TIMES
'WILL HAVE READERS SCURRYING INTO SECONDHAND BOOKSHOPS' GUARDIAN


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 995 KB
  • Print Length: 400 pages
  • Publisher: riverrun (5 October 2017)
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group (AU)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1786484897
  • ISBN-13: 978-1786484895
  • ASIN: B01MYWEBFN
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #279,416 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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