10 Forgotten Books And Their Surprising Claims To Fame – Huffington Post

By day, I’m a lecturer in English at Loughborough University in the UK. By night, I’m a literary blogger, whose website Interesting Literature: A Library of Literary Interestingness has now become a book. The Secret Library: A Book-Lovers’ Journey Through Curiosities of History (Michael O’Mara Books) is a whistle-stop tour of 3,000 years of Western history, told through civilisation’s most emblematic invention: the book. It considers all sorts of books: novels, plays, memoirs, diaries, cookbooks, joke books, travel books, and sports almanacs. Here are ten of the most obscure books I discovered locked away in Western history’s secret library, and the reasons we should know more about them.

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