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Quirky book facts

10 Feb
Quirky book facts

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image-medium (74) ‘e’
One out of every eight letters you read is the letter ‘e’
Shakespeare’s words
The following words were invented by William Shakespeare: boredom disgraceful hostile money’s worth obscene puke perplex on purpose shooting star sneak Until his time, people had to have their conversations without these words.
Before his time
Jonathan Swift wrote a classic book called Gulliver’s Travels that borders on science fiction. It waswritten before science fiction was what you called such books. In this book he wrote about two moons circling Mars. He described their size and speed of orbit. He did this one hundred years before they were described by astronomers.
Who says librarians are amorous
For the last 12 years of his life, Casanova was a librarian.
Is this north?
Charles Dickens had to be facing north before he could write a word.

Best sellers 

In the 16th century, the world’s bestselling book was not the…

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