“Never let it be said that there are too many books in the world when so many great ones got away–all those books we don’t have because they were variously left on trains, burned, lost, neglected, abandoned, unstarted, or cruelly cut short by the author’s demise. After reading Stuart Kelly’s clever and enjoyable book, you will feel positively grateful that any survived at all.”
–Lynne Truss, author of Eats, Shoots & Leaves
“A fascinating story about writing, which should be quite new to most people and certainly deserves to be preserved. Stuart Kelly should be allowed to browse among all the libraries of the world.”
–Muriel Spark, author of The Finishing School
From the Hardcover edition.