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 th...

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  • Karina
    A wonderful book to dip into, or to read straight through - like I did - making notes as you go of authors whose work you now HAVE to track down.Confession: I've already downloaded one book mentioned, and I know if my bank balance can stand it, there will be more!It's fascinating reading because the...
  • 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...
  • Becky
    An interesting collection of 99 authors who deserve to be more well known. In all fairness I have read and loved a fair few of these, but then I have the good fortune to be a Waterstones bookseller. Several of the authors included have featured in the book of the month/rediscovered classic lists in ...
  • 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 ...
  • K.J. Charles
    A vastly enjoyable collection of notes on 99 forgotten authors. For a given value of 'forgotten'--Fowler includes Georgette Heyer, who's never been out of print and is getting a movie, and some early Booker winners as well as Gladys Mitchell--but this sort of book is always going to be personal, and...
  • Karl
    99 authors who have faded from fashion, supplemented by a dozen short essays. ...
  • Melanie
    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...
  • 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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