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  • The Norfolk Mystery
    The Norfolk Mystery (Paperback) Ian Sansom

    Love Miss Marple? Adore Holmes and Watson? Professor Morley's guide to Norfolk is a story of bygone England; quaint villages, eccentric locals - and murder!

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  • The Norfolk Mystery
    The Norfolk Mystery (English, Paperback) Ian Sansom

    Love Miss Marple? Adore Holmes and Watson? Professor Morley's guide to Norfolk is a story of bygone England: quaint villages, eccentric locals—and murder …It is 1937, and disillusioned Spanish Civil War veteran Stephen Sefton is broke. So when he sees a mysterious advertisement for a job where "intelligence is essential," he eagerly applies.Thus begins Sefton's association with...

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  • Westmorland Alone
    Westmorland Alone (English, Paperback) Ian Sansom

    Welcome to Westmorland. Perhaps the most scenic county in England! Home of the poets! Land of the great artists! District of the Great Lakes! And the scene of a mysterious crime . . . Swanton Morley, the People’s Professor, once again sets off in his Lagonda to continue his history of England, The County Guides.Stranded in the market town of Appleby after a tragic rail crash, Morley, his daughter...

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  • Paper: An Elegy
    Paper: An Elegy (English, Paperback) Ian Sansom

    A witty, personal and entertaining reflection on the history and meaning of paper during the (passing) era of its universal importance.

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  • Death in Devon
    Death in Devon (English, Paperback) Ian Sansom

    Love Miss Marple? Adore Holmes and Watson? Professor Morley’s guide to Devon is a story of bygone England; quaint villages, eccentric locals—and murder…Swanton Morely, the People’s Professor, sets off for Devon to continue his history of England, The County Guides. Morley’s daughter, Miriam, and his assistant, Stephen Sefton, pack up the Lagonda for a trip to the...

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  • Paper
    Paper (English, Paperback) Ian Sansom

    Paying tribute to paper in all of its forms and functions, this humorous, international cultural study and series of personal reflections on the meaning of this essential product takes readers through the panoply of human history and around the world. 25,000 first printing.

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  • The Bad Book Affair
    The Bad Book Affair (Paperback) Ian Sansom

    The Bad Book Affair features the magnificently hapless Israel Armstrong - the duffle-coat wearing, navel-gazing Jewish librarian who solves crimes, mysteries, and domestic problems whilst driving a mobile library around the north coast of Ireland.

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  • The Bad Book Affair
    The Bad Book Affair (English, Paperback) Ian Sansom

    “[Israel’s] fish-out-of-water dilemmas and encounters with kooky locals will resonate with Alexander McCall Smith fans.” —Publishers Weekly Author Ian Sansom “clearly loves a good laugh” (Washington Post), as his delightful mystery series featuring rumpled, fish-out-of-water, Jewish vegetarian librarian Israel Armstrong indisputably proves. The Bad Book Affair is Israel’s fourth...

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  • The Book Stops Here
    The Book Stops Here (English, Paperback) Ian Sansom

    Disgruntled, disheveled, fish-out-of-water mobile librarian Israel Armstrong is finally going home to London, rattling along with his irascible companion Ted Carson in their rust bucket book van en route to the Mobile Meet. The annual library convention gives Israel the opportunity to catch up with his family, eat paprika chicken and baklava, and drink good coffee. But they've barely found parking...

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  • The Case of the Missing Books
    The Case of the Missing Books (English, Paperback) Ian Sansom

    Israel Armstrong is a passionate soul, lured to Ireland by the promise of an exciting new career. Alas, the job that awaits him is not quite what he had in mind. Still, Israel is not one to dwell on disappointment, as he prepares to drive a mobile library around a small, damp Irish town. After all, the scenery is lovely, the people are charming?but where are the books? The rolling library's 15,000...

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  • The Delegates' Choice
    The Delegates' Choice (Paperback) Ian Sansom

    Israel Armstrong, one of literature's most unlikely detectives, returns for more crime solving adventure in this hilarious third novel from the Mobile Library series.

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  • The Case of the Missing Books
    The Case of the Missing Books (Paperback) Ian Sansom

    Introducing Israel Armstrong, one of literature's most unlikely detectives in the first of a series of novels from the author of the critically acclaimed Ring Road.

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  • Mr Dixon Disappears
    Mr Dixon Disappears (English, Paperback) Ian Sansom

    Israel Armstrong, one of literature's most unlikely detectives, returns for more crime solving adventure in this hilarious second novel from `The Mobile Library' series.

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  • Mr. Dixon Disappears
    Mr. Dixon Disappears (English, Paperback) Ian Sansom

    Mr. Dixon a member of the Ulster Association of Magicians, has gone missing?along with one hundred thousand pounds in cash. Israel Armstrong, bighearted and overly inquisitive, should stick to delivering library books to out-of-the-way readers and not get involved in the investigation. But of course, he can't help himself?which costs him his job and earns him a place of dishonor among the police's...

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  • Ring Road
    Ring Road (Paperback) Ian Sansom

    A warm, humane, and sharply observed tale of small town life that is by equal turns hilarious and moving.

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  • L'odore della carta. Una celebrazione, una storia, una elegia
    L'odore della carta. Una celebrazione, una storia, una elegia (Italian, Paperback) Ian Sansom

    Immaginiamo per un momento che la carta stia per scomparire. Che cosa andrebbe perduto? La risposta

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  • Redstone Diary 2015: the Art of Simplicity
    Redstone Diary 2015: the Art of Simplicity (Spiral bound) Julian Rothenstein

    A celebration of the plain and the pure, of the silences, absences, the unadorned, and Patti Smith's recipe for lettuce soup. Everyone whose life is full of complications and commitments, who feels encumbered and overwhelmed or has lost their sense of the vital and the significant can now rest assured and hold their hot tears: help is at hand with the Redstone Diary 2015: The Art of Simplicity -...

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