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

Author(s): Mark Forsyth

Non Fiction

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

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  • : 9781848317840
  • : Icon Books, Limited
  • : Icon Books, Limited
  • : 0.026
  • : May 2014
  • : 148mm X 105mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

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  • : Mark Forsyth
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : English
  • : 381.45002
  • : 32