The Alphabet Library: A is for Ariel by Andre Maurois is the first installment in what promises to be a great series of articles by Tim Martin on the A to Z of forgotten books. Appearing in The Telegraph and developed in association with AbeBooks.co.uk., Tim begins the series recalling Ariel, by Andre Maurois, “a ‘romance biography’ of the poet Percy Shelley first published by Penguin Books.
Gaby Wood, Head of Books, The Telegraph describes the series as “a new weekly column by bibliophile extraordinaire Tim Martin, who will compile, over the course of 26 weeks, an A to Z of “forgotten books”. While other areas of The Telegraph site bring news of books just published, The Alphabet Library will unearth treasures that are out of print yet available second-hand. Some of these overlooked novels, oblique histories, forgotten monographs and neglected adventures point onwards to larger stories about their times; others are just good reads that deserve revival…”
(Thanks to John Riley of Gabriel Books for suggesting ATG’s daily quirkies.)