By Estelle Ellis, Caroline Seebohm, Christopher Simon Sykes
Color photographs and lively conversation welcome the reader into impressive home libraries and a charming British "book town." Though full of practical advice on categorizing, displaying, and caring for a home library, this book is also about passionate readers and the books they love.
"I've been reading in the tub since I was nine. I've dropped books in the water, wrecked many, and may even drown someday reading in the tub. What a wonderful way to go." --Clothing designer Joan Vass, quoted on p. 117
Libraries are my passion in life. Before I became mayor, I used to sneak out here during lunch time...and I'd go to a corner and take a book -- any book almost -- and read it for a while, and then feel rejuvenated.