Aldiss' first novel republished after many years out of print.
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.
First published as a weekly serial in The Bookseller, these fictional diaries became a sensation, prompting fanmail from across the globe and resulting in the author's first book deal.
Book year: 2013
Book pages: 177
Book language: en
File size: 3.90 MB
File type: epub
Published: 13 December 2017 - 19:00
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