Tuesday 30 April 2019

Quidditch Through the Ages in the Bookshop

Slide Rule Autobiography of an Engineer by Nevil Shute

"If you cannot judge a book by its cover, surely we should not judge an author by one book alone?" - E.A. Bucchianeri

 "The critics greeted this book with a churlish and horrified outcry. Certain virtuous people, in newspapers no less virtuous, made a grimace of disgust as they picked it up with the tongs to throw it into the fire. Even the minor literary reviews, the ones that retail nightly the tittle-tattle from alcoves and private rooms, held their noses and talked of filth and stench. I am not complaining about this reception; on the contrary I am delighted to observe that my colleagues have such maidenly susceptibilities." - Émile Zola, Thérèse Raquin

Monday 29 April 2019

The Future of an Illusion in the Bookshop

Adventures of the Wishing Chair Illustrated by Georgina Hargreaves

"Books and knowledge don’t make for a safe world. Just the opposite. Books and knowledge are facets of the truth and the truth can be very dangerous." - Malorie Blackman