Shopfloor booksellers are the backbone of the book trade, but, as Danuta Kean found out, low pay means many are forced to live below the breadline.
Archive for April, 2004
A Week in Books (The Independent)
The dreaming spires; a source of inspiration for novelists since the first student crossed a campus. And, as a new academic year begins, among the freshers will be a select few dreaming that student life will lead to literary stardom. These are MA creative writing students who have already beaten stiff competition for the privilege of paying £6,000 plus a year to learn how to be bone fide authors.
Can’t sleep? Can’t get a job? Can’t get a boyfriend? Don’t worry. There’s a book out there for you. Polly Vernon investigates the astonishing growth of the ‘Mind Body Spirit’ genre and asks whether ‘self help’ is really any help at all.