Louise Willder Blurb Your Enthusiasm: An A-Z of Literary Persuasion

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'The bookiest book about books you'll ever read - I loved it' Lucy Mangan
'Truly delightful...I couldn't have had more fun' Benjamin Dreyer
'Very funny, erudite and profound. A delight!' Nina Stibbe

This is the outside story of books.

From blurbs to titles, quotes to (checks jacket) cute animal designs - via author feuds, writing tricks, classic literature, bonkbusters, plot spoilers and publishing secrets - discover why it's good to judge a book by its cover. Maybe even this one...

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'Truly delightful... charming and gracefully learned... Louise Willder, a copywriter with decades of experience, brings so much joy and, indeed, enthusiasm to her book about books that anyone and everyone who revels in reading will find real enchantment here. I couldn't have had more fun.'
- Benjamin Dreyer, author of the New York Times bestseller Dreyer's English

'The bookiest book about books you'll ever read - I loved it.'
- Lucy Mangan, author of Bookworm

'Very funny, erudite and profound. A delight!'
- Nina Stibbe

'I love this book's sheer happiness and humanity. It is rich, wise and soul-awaking, exhilarating-like-the-snowman-flying-through-the-air-of-human-gloriousness. And, God, she's funny. Buy it, read it, give it.'
- Martin Latham, author of The Bookseller's Tale

'This total gem is an illuminating, dazzling, quirky, fascinating, erudite, thought-provoking, hilarious and totally essential celebration of the outside of books. Willder is my new style icon.'
- Caroline Sanderson, The Bookseller, Editor's Choice

'Jammed with funny, curious and stylish thoughts and insights, Blurb Your Enthusiasm will be loved by absolutely everybody with an obsessive interest in books and their appearance.'
- Simon Winder, author of Germania

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