Curious Facts About Books: Two

  1. The word ‘bog handler’ is the Danish word for bookseller.
  2. Whilst at high school, keen actor J.D. Salinger signed a yearbook with the names of all of the roles which he had performed.

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  3. ‘Bibliosmia’ is the enjoyment of the smell of old books.
  4. Around £2.2 billion is spent in the United Kingdom on books every year; a fifth of this is on children’s books.
  5. The longest sentence ever printed is in Les Miserables; it is 823 words long.
  6. Evelyn Waugh’s first wife was also named Evelyn.  They went by ‘He-Evelyn’ and ‘She-Evelyn’ respectively.
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