In her memorial essay for Sylvia Beach of 'Shakespeare & Co.', Janet Flanner wrote: "Sylvia had a vigorous clear mind, an excellent memory, tremendous respect for books as civilizing objects and was really a remarkable librarian. She loved the printed word and books in long rows."
From the publisher Chatto & Windus: "An entirely new kind of biography, Oscar’s Books explores the personality of Oscar Wilde through his reading. It argues that reading exercised a formative influence on Wilde’s character and was the inspiration for his own writings."
One review. Not released in Australia until November.