Ian Sansom





Ian Sansom


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December 04, 1966

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Average rating: 3.16 · 5,904 ratings · 1,182 reviews · 18 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Case of the Missing Boo...

3.02 avg rating — 2,732 ratings — published 2005 — 25 editions
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Mr. Dixon Disappears (Mobil...

3.23 avg rating — 823 ratings — published 2006 — 18 editions
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The Bad Book Affair (Mobile...

3.41 avg rating — 537 ratings — published 2009 — 8 editions
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The Book Stops Here (Mobile...

3.39 avg rating — 539 ratings — published 2008 — 14 editions
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The Norfolk Mystery (The Co...

2.96 avg rating — 683 ratings — published 2011 — 11 editions
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Paper: An Elegy

3.50 avg rating — 188 ratings — published 2012 — 13 editions
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Death in Devon (The County ...

3.27 avg rating — 167 ratings — published 2014 — 6 editions
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Westmorland Alone (The Coun...

3.71 avg rating — 80 ratings — published 2016 — 6 editions
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The Impartial Recorder: A N...

3.46 avg rating — 57 ratings — published 2004
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Ring Road

3.62 avg rating — 42 ratings — published 2004 — 4 editions
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“[L]ibrarians, like ministers of religion, and poets, and people with mental health disorders, can make people nervous.”
Ian Sansom

“Children are bad enough--children are rude, selfish, greedy, and unthinking individuals who are unable to distinguish between their own selfish wants and needs and the wants and needs of others. And adults are children with money, alcohol, and power.”
Ian Sansom

“But then twitching nervously in the presence of a librarian wasn't an uncommon response—librarians, like ministers of religion, and poets, and people with serious mental health disorders, can make people nervous. Librarians possess a kind of occult power, an aura. They could silence people with just a glance. At least, they did in Israel's fantasies. In Israel's fantasies, librarians were mild-mannered superheroes, with extrasensory perceptions and a highly developed sense of responsibility who demanded respect from everyone they met. In reality, Israel couldn't silence even Mrs Onions on her mobile phone when she was disturbing other readers.”
Ian Sansom, The Book Stops Here



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