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Oct 19, 2007
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Celeste Mitchell
About My Library
If only I owned a copy of every book I have read! On the other hand, the foundations of our house (not sturdy at the best of times), might give way under the weight of them all.

The books I own are an eclectic collection. They reflect a wide range of interests on my part, some of them enduring; others fleeting. I hope that by cataloguing them I might create some order out of the chaos of my numerous bookshelves, refrain from purchasing too many duplicate titles, and simply take time to appreciate anew how wonderful my collection is.
About Me
I manage a small bookstore for a major South African book retailer. Information, books and language are so much a part of my world that I often feel that I am made up exclusively of paper and ink.
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South Africa
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Chinua Achebe, Peter Ackroyd, Anna Akhmatova, Isabel Allende, Kate Atkinson, Margaret Atwood, Jane Austen, Julian Barnes, Roland Barthes, Simone de Beauvoir, John Berger, Isaiah Berlin, Elizabeth Bishop, William Blake, Heinrich Böll, Amy Bloom, Harold Bloom, Jorge Luis Borges, Alain de Botton, Charlotte Brontë, Emily Brontë, Anita Brookner, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Mikhail Bulgakov, Anthony Burgess, A.S. Byatt, Italo Calvino, John le Carré, Angela Carter, Raymond Carver, Nick Cave, Bruce Chatwin, Geoffrey Chaucer, Agatha Christie, Colette, Joseph Conrad, Wendy Cope, E. E. Cummings, Michael Cunningham, Jacques Derrida, Charles Dickens, Emily Dickinson, Margaret Drabble, Marguerite Duras, Umberto Eco, George Eliot, T. S. Eliot, Jeffrey Eugenides, Anne Fadiman, Sebastian Faulks, F. Scott Fitzgerald, E. M. Forster, Margaret Forster, John Fowles, Janet Frame, Robert Frost, William Golding, Graham Greene, Thomas Hardy, Ernest Hemingway, Hermann Hesse, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Ted Hughes, Henrik Ibsen, Kazuo Ishiguro, P. D. James, Franz Kafka, Barbara Kingsolver, Antjie Krog, Milan Kundera, Harper Lee, Doris Lessing, Ann-Marie MacDonald, Naguib Mahfouz, Thomas Mann, Katherine Mansfield, Gabriel García Márquez, W. Somerset Maugham, Daphne du Maurier, Ian McEwan, Anne Michaels, Nancy Mitford, Toni Morrison, H. H. Munro, Haruki Murakami, Vladimir Nabokov, V. S. Naipaul, Pablo Neruda, Ben Okri, Michael Ondaatje, Dorothy Parker, Mervyn Peake, Sylvia Plath, Edgar Allan Poe, Annie Proulx, Jean Rhys, Marilynne Robinson, Joseph Roth, Vita Sackville-West, Françoise Sagan, J. D. Salinger, Olive Schreiner, Anne Sexton, William Shakespeare, Jo Shapcott, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Dodie Smith, Sophocles, John Steinbeck, William Styron, Patrick Süskind, Dylan Thomas, Leo Tolstoy, Claire Tomalin, Anne Tyler, Marina Warner, Rebecca West, Edith Wharton, Walt Whitman, Marianne Wiggins, Oscar Wilde, Tennessee Williams, Simon Winchester, Jeanette Winterson, Christa Wolf, Virginia Woolf, William Butler Yeats

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