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THE WORLD OF WRITING

Weird words, missing Es and horrible histories are all grist to mill for Derek Hudson in this month’s look at the world of writing

MISCELLANY

Shelf awareness

There are stories about libraries as well as in them, and Claire Cock-Starkey reveals many such tales in her new book A Library Miscellany (Bodleian Library £9.99). Marcus Berkmann, reporting for the, reviewed Claire’s creation, and came across these snippets of information:

• The largest library fine ever paid was for the children’s poetry book Days And Deeds, by Burton E Stevenson, which was taken out of the library in Kewanee, Illinois, in 1955 and not returned until 47 years later. It accrued a fine of two cents a day, which came to $345.14.

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In this month's issue of the UK's bestselling magazine for writers, we show you how to sell your book, with tips on how to get your book into bookshops and why, and how, you need to assemble a press pack. In the June issue, you can find out how facing up to failure as a writer can be the first step to success. Learn how to use a second person 'you' narrator in your fiction, and explore the opening of seminal adventure novel King Solomon's Mines. Our star interview is Alison Weir, discussing combining historical rigour with fiction vigour in her Six Tudor Queens series of novels. Keep up to date with the latest competitions and opportunities to get into print in the packed pages of the latest Writers News.

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