Friday, June 17, 2016

Ten top secret libraries of all time

D.D. Everest is the author of the Archie Greene series for children.

One of his top ten secret libraries of all time, as shared at the Guardian:
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norell by Susanna Clark

Gilbert Norrell jealously guards his collection of magical books in Susanna Clark’s novel Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell. Norrell, one of the two magicians who emerge during the Napoleonic Wars to revive English magic, is not the sharing kind. At his house at Hurtfew he has a large hoard of magic books that he has spent many years collecting for his own use. At first he offers to mentor Jonathan Strange, but when he discovers Strange is a more gifted magician, he prefers to lock his books away.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue