Friday August 14, 2020

Vanished volumes lost in the depths of time

The Book Of Lost Books, by Stuart Kelly, Viking, €23.35.

27th August, 2005

The Book Of Lost Books, by Stuart Kelly, Viking, €23.35.

As a child Stuart Kelly was an avid collector of Mr Men books, but he went on to develop an interest in the great lost works of literature. In The Book of Lost Books, he uncovers plenty of literary Holy Grails.

No text is guaranteed to be saved, he points out. Stone, paper and even digitally encoded data are vulnerable.

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