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Kingdom of Books

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Neem een prachtig, afgelegen, onbedorven plaatsje in het bergachtige landschap op de grens van Engeland en Wales. Voeg daar energie, het ondernemerschap en de bibliomanie aan toe van één man: Richard Booth. Het resultaat is het enige stadje in Groot-Brittannië dat meer boekwinkels heeft dan pubs. En waarschijnlijk ook de enige plaats ter wereld die zijn internationale faam ...more
272 pages
Published 2007 by Uitgeverij ASPEKt
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Jeroen
Jun 28, 2015 Jeroen rated it did not like it
I wish I could rate this higher, because Huijser seems to write with a real love for his subject, and the subject itself is a sympathetic one, but alas. Kingdom of Books is a compendium of sorts of the first and most famous book town Hay-on-Wye, in Wales. The problem, apart even from the rather pedestrian prose, is that the subject of the book isn't really book towns, which would be interesting, or Hay as a book town, which would also be fine, not even Hay-on-Wye as a town, which would already ...more
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