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Miss Herbert Hardcover – 25 Oct 2007

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  • Hardcover: 592 pages
  • Publisher: Jonathan Cape; 1st Edition edition (25 Oct. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 022408139X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0224081399
  • Product Dimensions: 16.4 x 4.9 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,772,538 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'Every page has good things' -- The Guardian

'beguiling and completely uncategorisable...elegance, wit and companionable charm'
-- Sunday Herald

'tackled, elegantly and provocatively, the complex problem of how books are transmitted between countries... He does say something really new' -- Times Literary Supplement

'thrilling even after a third or fourth reading'
-- Times Literary Supplement

'what elevates her biography above the others in its genre is the author's sense of humour'
-- Times Literary Supplement

`...a deft and thought-provoking piece of work'
-- Independant on Sunday

`Miss Herbert is a thoughtful, and frequently hilarious, study of the
nature of literary translation. It is also a work of art, a new form.'
-- A.S. Byatt, FT

`Miss Herbert is this year's most richly pleasurable reading experience.' -- The Sunday Telegraph

`an occasionally charming collection of anecdotes, musings and literary theory'
-- Time Out

`the scholarly showmanship is impressive and he flourishes his paradoxes with panache' -- The Sunday Times

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'Thoughtful and frequently hilarious... It is also a work of art, a new form' - A.S. Byatt, Financial Times --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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