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Brightfount Diaries, The





# Date Publisher Binding Cover
1 1955-00-00 Faber and Faber, London  

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Brightfount"s is a bookshop in a small provincial city - but what are The Brightfount Diaries? When they were first published, in The Bookseller, they enchanted its readers. Hard-headed publishers waited impatiently for the next instalment; from booksellers in every corner of the earth fanmail descended like a snowstorm on the author"s then anonymous head. We are confident that they will be equally successful with everybody who likes books; or human beings; or both. In a small provincial city, Peter lives with his long-suffering Aunt Anne and his eccentric Uncle Leo, and works in a bookshop called Brightfount’s, which he describes as a ‘shabby outpost of literacy’. Cutting the apron strings, he moves into a bed-sit and composes these witty diaries, in which he includes amusing remarks about publishers, authors, booksellers and customers, a revelation about his dotty uncle, and his efforts to find ‘a suitable girl’.

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