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Shakespeare's Library


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From acclaimed author and ardent bibliophile Stuart Kells comes an exploration of the quest to find the personal library of the world's most famous author

About the Author

Stuart Kells is an author and book-trade historian. His 2015 book Penguin and the Lane Brothers won the Ashurst Business Literature Prize. An authority on rare books, he has written and published on many aspects of print culture and the book world. Stuart lives in Melbourne with his family.


'Stuart Kells presents a fascinating and persuasive new paradigm that challenges our preconceptions about the Bard's literary talent.' * Age *
'A delight to read, a wonderful piece of erudition and dazzling detective work.' * David Astle, Evenings on ABC Radio Melbourne *
'Fascinating' * Courier Mail *
'Kells's reflections are wonderfully romantic, wryly funny...There's no doubt we can all learn a lot from the magnificently obsessive and eloquent Kells.' * Australian on The Library: A Catalogue of Wonders *
'A tale full of twists and turns, fascinating, colourful characters and elusive treasures.' * Daily Telegraph *
'An excellent and incredibly fascinating read.' * 3RRR Backstory *
'Easy yet erudite, and often very funny.' * New Zealand Listener *
'Witty.' * Readers Digest *
'Unassuming brilliance.' * Daily Review *
'If you think you know what a library is, this marvellously idiosyncratic book will make you think again. After visiting hundreds of libraries around the world and in the realm of the imagination, bibliophile and rare-book collector Stuart Kells has compiled an enchanting compendium of well-told tales and musings both on the physical and metaphysical dimensions of these multi-storied places.' * Age on The Library: A Catalogue of Wonders *
'Kells is a magnificent guide to the abundant treasures he sets out.' -- Mathilda Imlah * Australian Book Review on The Library: A Catalogue of Wonders *
'Effectively dealing with the Shakespeare-wasn't-Shakespeare snobs and crackpots.' * SA Weekend *
'An enchanting work that bibliophiles will savor and Shakespeare fans adore.' * Kirkus Reviews *
'A fascinating examination of a persistent literary mystery.' * Publishers Weekly *
'The most marvellous book, it's full of nooks and crannies and highways and byways.' * Michael Cathcart *
'An engaging and intriguing series of stories told with relish, and pulled together with aplomb.' * Otago Daily Times *
'Shakespeare's Library is unquestionably a lively, even sprightly book' * Washington Post *

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