‘Brilliant… a little masterpiece’ – Ian Sansom, Guardian
‘Delightful and absorbing’ – The National
Whatever happened to the books that once existed and can no longer be found? Not the forgotten books, or those dreamed up by the author yet never written, but books that were completed, even read, before being destroyed or vanishing into thin air.
These are the mythical books that were burnt, torn, stolen, or simply disappeared, but which certainly existed.
As gripping as a detective novel, as moving as an elegy, In Search of Lost Books is the tale of a love affair with the impossible, of the things that slip away from us but which, sometimes, live again in the stories we tell.
Read Giorgio’s compelling introduction now, and start your detective journey…