When Dionysius the Renegade faked a Sophocles text in 400BC to humiliate an academic rival, he paved the way for two millennia of increasingly outlandish literary hoaxers. The path from mischievous stunt to more serious tricksters, like the controversial Oprah-duper James Frey, takes in every sort of writer: from the religious zealot to the bored student via the vengeful academic to the out-and-out joker. This engaging book is the first history of a fascinating sub-genre.
A classic Christie quote on this playful metal badge/brooch. Beautifully made out of enameled steel in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter. Measures approximately 1¼" x 1½". Enameled metal brooch.
An original hand-lettered design of a quotation from the introduction of her 1947 short story collection The Labours of Hercules:"The really safe and satisfactory place to work out a story...
I detect a woodsy fresh, olive oil exfoliating soap! This Sherlock Holmes themed is perfect for any detective and crime enthusiast. Measures 2.5" x 1.75" x 1". Woodsy fresh, olive...
A gorgeous die-cut card that comes with an envelope and a sheet of stickers. The stickers feature quotations and general greetings. Measures 4" x 8.5". Shaped card with envelope and...