The Book of Phobias & Manias

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Do you recoil in arachnophobic horror at the sight of a spider – or twitch with nomophobia when you misplace your mobile phone? Do your book-buying habits verge on bibliomania? Perhaps you find yourself mired in indecision and uncertainty? (Would it be reassuring to give this a name: aboulomania?) Our phobias and manias are contradictory and multiple: deeply intimate, yet forged by the times we live in – the commonest form of anxiety disorder, but rarely given a formal diagnosis. Plunge into this rich, surprising and fascinating A-Z compendium to discover how our fixations have taken shape, from pre-history to the present day, as award-winning author Kate Summerscale deftly traces the threads between the past and present, the psychological and social, the personal and the political.

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THE PERFECT GIFT FOR ALL BIBLIOMANIACSA BOOK OF THE YEAR IN THE TIMES, FINANCIAL TIMES, SPECTATOR AND DAILY MAILA WATERSTONES BEST POPULAR SCIENCE BOOK Plunge into this rich and thought-provoking A-Z compendium to discover how our fixations have taken shape, from the Middle Ages to the present day, as bestselling author Kate Summerscale deftly traces the threads between the past and present, the psychological and social, the personal and the political.’Fascinating’ Malcolm Gaskill, author of the No. 1 bestseller The Ruin of All Witches’Fascinating’ Observer’An endlessly intriguing book … All the bibliomanes (book nutters) I know will love it’ Daily Mail

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Weight 200 g
Dimensions 19.6 × 12.8 × 2 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

239

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

616.85225 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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