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TagsFiction (213), Britain (123), Non-Fiction (117), Crime Novel (88), 19th century (65), Book History (55), 20th century (43), Sweden (42), Books about Books (41), Victorian literature (35) — see all tags
About meAnglophile librarian from Switzerland with a special interest in Book and Library History, English classics and detective novels from the 1920s and 1930s
About my libraryI have just upgraded my LT account to a paid/lifetime account and am now gradually adding the books in my own personal library into LT. Many of the books in my library are "Books on Books", as I'm interested in book and library history. My other main interests are detective/crime novels, the 1920/30s, Victorian literature and generally everything pre-modern.
GroupsAncient and Medieval Manuscripts, Anglophiles, Book History / Histoire du Livre, Books on Books, It's a LondonThing, Librarians who LibraryThing, Library History, Swiss Library Thingers, Victoriana, What the Dickens...?
Favorite authorsJane Austen, Agatha Christie, Charles Dickens, Henry James, David Lodge, Gladys Mitchell, Nancy Mitford, C. J. Sansom, Dorothy L Sayers, Frank Tallis, Oscar Wilde, Virginia Woolf (Shared favorites)
Favorite bookstoresAlfred Barth AG Taschenbuchladen, Blackwell Charing Cross Road, British Library Bookshop, British Museum - Bookshop, Cambridge University Press Bookshop, Foyles, Kunstkiosk im Helmhaus, Maggs Bros. Ltd., Orell Füssli Kramhof, Orell Füssli The Bookshop, Oxford University Press Bookshop, Stockholm University Library, Tate Britain Shop, Tate Modern Shop, Travel Book Shop, Waterstone's Gower Street, Waterstones London (Piccadilly)
Favorite librariesBodleian Library, Oxford University - Old Library, British Library, ETH-Bibliothek, Senate House Library, University of London, St Bride Library, Stockholms Stadsbibliotek - (Stockholm Public Library, Main branch), The London Library, Zentralbibliothek Zürich
Other favoritesThe British Museum
Account typepublic, lifetime
Member sinceJul 21, 2008
Currently readingThe Printing Press as an Agent of Change (Volumes 1 and 2 in One) by Elizabeth L. Eisenstein
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