Browse: the world in bookshops

Bookshops have always possessed a kind of magic. How many of us have wandered into a bookshop for “a quick look” and have found ourselves still browsing the shelves hours later? In Browse: the world in bookshops, Henry Hitchings asks fifteen writers from around the world on their thoughts and experiences of bookshops.

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Marriages are made in Bond Street

(Photo credit: Macmillan. Image above shows a woman in a long green coat and hat looking at a notice on a wall. The title of the book is written in gold text) Online dating is common nowadays with numerous dating sites competing to help set people up. But engaging an outside party to help find […]

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The book of tea

(Photo credit: The book of tea: Growing it, making it, drinking it, the history, recipes and lots more by Nick Kilby and Louise Cheadle is published by Jacqui Small LLP) (Image above shows the title of the book and the author names against an orange background with a white teacup and saucer)   Louise Cheadle […]

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Ireland and the Eurovision

(Photo credit: New Island Books. Image above shows the title and author of the book and an image of bright shining spotlights) Dancing grannies, Polish milkmaids and the Bearded Lady. There’s no denying that the Eurovision Song Contest remains one of the most enduring phenomena of popular culture and, perhaps, also one of the strangest. […]

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