Thursday, April 26, 2007

The worst thing about working in a bookshop...

I keep spending money on books. Today I spent £16 on a book about Berlin in the 1920s. I have no interest in Berlin and can't say that I have any great affinity for the roaring twenties, but when I saw this wonderful book I had to have it.

Originally published in Vienna, this English translation is an eclectic mix of history, art, theatre, politics and popular culture in which the fascinating text is complemented by 400 illustrations. Every decent city deserves a book like this.

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