The Unknown Unknown
By Mark Forsyth
An essay that's equal parts humour and warmth, written by a book lover, for book lovers
Mark Forsyth - author of The Etymologicon - reveals in this essay, specially commissioned for Independent Booksellers Week, the most valuable thing about a really good bookshop.
Along the way, he considers the wisdom of Donald Rumsfeld, naughty French photographs, why Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Darcy would never have met online, and why only a bookshop can give you that precious thing - what you never knew you were looking for.
Read if you: read.