Book Reviews of Sixpence House : Lost in A Town Of Books

Sixpence House : Lost in A Town Of Books
Sixpence House Lost in A Town Of Books
Author: Paul Collins
ISBN-13: 9781582344041
ISBN-10: 1582344043
Publication Date: 4/3/2004
Pages: 224
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 21 ratings
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Book Type: Paperback
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I really loved the story told, and I had to think twice about trading it.
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A wonderful read.
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There are any number of books on the subject of Americans in Britain, but this one caught my attention as I had heard of Hay-on-Wye, the book town on the border of Wales. An American by birth but from English parents, Collins moved his wife and young son to Hay-on-Wye from San Francisco. His hope of settling there didn't work out and he ended up moving back to the U.S. but he chronicles his life in England and ties in the events nicely with anecdotes and excerpts from forgotten books. His wit and humor seem at times almost a bit snarky, but he is equally amused by American idiosyncrasies as well as those of the British. It was a pleasant if not engrossing read.
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An American writer moves to Hay-on-Wye in Wales, a town with 1500 residents and 40 bookstores.
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This was such a good read, a real ode to books. The author is definitely a committed bibliophile and I loved the passages he included from long out of print books. Lots to learn, and I did! As one of the blurbs on the back cover states "A book lover's delight"
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This was a great read!