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Book of Phobias and Manias

A History of the World in 99 Obsessions

«Fascinating... Exquisitely detailed and consistently insightful, this is an entertaining guide to humanity's compulsions»

Publishers Weekly

THE PERFECT GIFT FOR ALL BIBLIOMANES

A BOOK OF THE YEAR IN THE TIMES, FINANCIAL TIMES, SPECTATOR AND DAILY MAIL

AS HEARD ON BBC RADIO 4 WOMAN'S HOUR AND START THE WEEK

Plunge into this rich, surprising and stunningly designed A-Z compendium to discover how our fixations have taken shape, from the Middle Ages to the present day, as bestselling author Kate Summerscale deftly traces the threads between the past and present, the psychological and social, the personal and the political. Les mer

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THE PERFECT GIFT FOR ALL BIBLIOMANES

A BOOK OF THE YEAR IN THE TIMES, FINANCIAL TIMES, SPECTATOR AND DAILY MAIL

AS HEARD ON BBC RADIO 4 WOMAN'S HOUR AND START THE WEEK

Plunge into this rich, surprising and stunningly designed A-Z compendium to discover how our fixations have taken shape, from the Middle Ages to the present day, as bestselling author Kate Summerscale deftly traces the threads between the past and present, the psychological and social, the personal and the political.

'Fascinating ... Phobias and manias create a magical space between us and the world' Malcolm Gaskill, author of the No. 1 bestseller The Ruin of All Witches

'Fascinating' Observer

'An endlessly intriguing book ... All the bibliomanes (book nutters) I know will love it' Daily Mail

Detaljer

Forlag
Wellcome Collection
Innbinding
Paperback
Språk
Engelsk
Sider
256
ISBN
9781800813359
Utgivelsesår
2022
Format
21 x 14 cm

Om forfatteren

Kate Summerscale is the author of the number one bestselling The Suspicions of Mr Whicher, winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2008, winner of the Galaxy British Book of the Year Award, a Richard & Judy Book Club pick and adapted into a major ITV drama. Her debut, The Queen of Whale Cay, won a Somerset Maugham award and was shortlisted for the Whitbread biography award. The Wicked Boy, published in 2016, won the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime. Her latest book, The Haunting of Alma Fielding, was shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction. She lives in north London.

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«Fascinating... Exquisitely detailed and consistently insightful, this is an entertaining guide to humanity's compulsions»

Publishers Weekly

«99 hard-to-stop-reading histories ... from the familiar (homophobia) to surprising fears of eggs, hair, silence and everything (pantophobia)»

Chicago Tribune

«Informative, witty, and unique ... Summerscale, author of The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher and other well-regarded books, lists 99 fears and compulsions, and the result is a peculiarly engaging book»

Kirkus

«Magnificent»

Marcus Berkmann

«A WATERSTONES BEST POPULAR SCIENCE BOOK 2022»

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«This fascinating compendium traces phobias and manias through their rich social, cultural and medical history»

Hannah Beckerman, Observer

«Thought-provoking and such fun»

Ian Mortimer, bestselling author of The Time Traveller's Guides

«A fascinating book»

David Crystal

«An intriguing guide to human fixations»

Guardian

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