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The Man Who Loved Books Too Much

The Man Who Loved Books Too Much

The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and World of Literary Obsession

by Allison Hoover Bartlett
Paperback
Publication Date: 05/10/2010
  $30.40
Unrepentant book thief John Charles Gilkey has stolen a fortune in rare books from around the US. Yet unlike most thieves, who steal for profit, Gilkey steals for love - the love of books. Perhaps equally obsessed is Ken Sanders, the self-appointed 'bibliodick' who's driven to catch him. Following this eccentric cat-and-mouse chase with a mixture of suspense, insight and humour, Allison Hoover Bartlett plunges the reader into a rich world of fanatical book lust and considers what it is that makes some people stop at nothing to possess the titles they love.
ISBN:
9781594484810
9781594484810
Category:
True crime
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
05-10-2010
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Putnam Inc
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
288
Dimensions (mm):
210x140x20mm
Weight:
0.25kg

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