This is a madman’s library of eccentric and extraordinary volumes from around the world, many of which had been completely forgotten. Books written in blood and books that kill, books of the insane and books that hoaxed the globe, books invisible to the naked eye and books so long they could destroy the Universe, books worn into battle, books of code and cypher whose secrets remain undiscovered… and a few others that are just plain weird.
Beautifully illustrated, every strand of strangeness imaginable (and many inconceivable) has been unearthed and bound together for a unique and richly illustrated collection ideal for every book-lover.
Cicero's evocative quotation encapsulates our feelings for two precious and special places. Show your love for our much-threatened common resource with this beautiful bag, printed in white on dark green. Large strong cotton book bag with long handles. Measures 38 x 43cm.
Mouse hunters, treasured pets, characters of fable and associates of the devil: this book features illustrations from the British Library's rich medieval collection as well as anecdotes about cats (both real and imaginary) to provide an unique insight into medieval life and our ancestors relationships...
In 1926 Virginia Woolf wrote an essay entitled, "How Should One Read a Book?" to deliver as a lecture at a private girls' school in Kent, England. Published here for the first time as a standalone volume, Virginia Woolf's short, impassioned essay celebrates the enduring importance of...
"Don't do today what you can put off until tomorrow" so the saying goes. But did you know that procrastination and perfectionism go hand in hand? It's not laziness, it's attention to detail! Part of our Badges of Honour range. Enamelled red and gold metal badge....