The Literary Companion

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Pavilion Books, 2004 - Literary Criticism - 160 pages
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Within these pages are hundreds of facts and stories about reading and writing, from the earliest printed books to today’s bestsellers. You’ll find out why Lewis Carroll was once accused of being Jack the Ripper, the working title of Lady Chatterley’s Lover, and what was in Hitler’s library. It is the only book about books you’ll ever need.

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User Review  - Pepys - LibraryThing

I slowly read this book over a period of more than one year(!). I liked it at first, but my interest steadily decreased over the months. There are some good passages and pieces of information new to an illiterate like me, but also uninteresting data. Not really recommendable finally. Read full review

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Emma Jones is a business expert and author, and founder of small business support company Enterprise Nation. Her books include 'Spare Room Start Up', 'Working 5 to 9 ', 'Go Global' and 'Turn Your Talent into a Business'. Following a five year career at an international accounting firm, Emma started her first business at 27, from a spare room in her Manchester apartment. That business was sold 18 months later, and the experience led to Emma's next venture, Enterprise Nation. Its website ( was launched in 2006 and became the most popular for home business owners in the UK, attracting over 100,000 visitors each month. In seven years, Enterprise Nation has grown into a community of over 75,000 homegrown businesses that find help and support on its website, in its books and at live events. In 2011, the company gave away over 10,000 in funding to UK start-ups, and has recently launched a premium membership scheme, which helps its members promote their businesses and take their venture to the next level. Emma is also a co-founder of StartUp Britain, a national campaign to encourage more people to start a business. In July 2012, Emma was awarded an MBE for services to enterprise. @e_nation @emmaljones @brightwordpub

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