The Book of Forgotten Authors by Christopher Fowler

The Book of Forgotten Authors

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 shelves.We are fondly introduced to each potential rediscovery from lost Victorian voices to the twentieth century writers who could well become the...

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The Book of Forgotten Authors Reviews

  • Cathy
    Find all my book reviews plus author interviews, guest posts and book extracts on my blog: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/Reading The Book of Forgotten Authors is like browsing in the best second-hand bookshop in the world. That’s second-hand bookshop, mind – not antiquarian books...
  • Jackie Law
    The Book of Forgotten Authors, by Christopher Fowler, is a book for bibliophiles. It offers the reader details and anecdotes on ninety-nine authors who were once hugely popular and are now no longer in print. It is a very personal selection. The author admits that some of those chosen produced work ...
  • Kristīne
    Grāmata vairākkārtējai lasīšanai - nožēloju, ka jau no sākuma neliku grāmatzīmes pie interesantākajiem autoriem, kurus pēc tam uzmeklēt lietoto grāmatu plašumos. Bija prieks lasīt, ka dažas grāmatas jau ir manā kolekcijā. Saraksts, prota...
  • Karl
    99 authors who have faded from fashion, supplemented by a dozen short essays. ...
  • Melanie (Mel's Bookland Adventures)
    I did enjoy this, 99 authors each described over a couple of pages, some highlights of their work and some musings as to why they were forgotten. Now, quite a few of the authors I have read, mainly the Golden Age mystery writers but a few were new to me. My TBR grew. It's the kind of book to have si...
  • Nancy Oakes
    Warning: for truly serious readers who look beyond the NYT bestseller lists or the hottest book on the market, this book may just be deadly to your wallet and to the size of your tbr pile. Fortunately, I only bought three books mentioned in this one before I regained control of myself and started ma...
  • Rebecca
    (4.5) A charming introduction to 99 more or less obscure writers. Each profile is a perfectly formed mini-biography with a survey of the author’s major work. In just two or three pages, Fowler is able to convey all a writer’s eccentricities and why their output is still worth remembering. ...
  • Diane Challenor
    The Book of Forgotten Authors is a book about books, and Books About Books is one of my favourite genres. I have the hardback edition, and when I’ve finished reading it, it will take up one book space on my bookshelf. My bookshelf space is precious, and limited; reserved for “special”...
  • Whispering Stories
    Book reviewed by Stacey on www.whisperingstories.comThe Book of Forgotten Authors, is a title that couldn’t be more fitting as this book is just that. It is filled to the brim with 99 authors that Christopher Fowler deems to have been forgotten by readers.The book has been separated into twelve...

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