The Assassin's Cloak

An Anthology of the World's Greatest Diarists

By Irene Taylor (Editor); Alan Taylor (Editor)
(Canongate Books, Paperback, 9781841954592, 698pp.)

Publication Date: September 2011

Shop Local
Enter your zip code below to find indies closest to you.

Go





Praise For The Assassin's Cloak

"Readers shouldn't miss Irene and Alan Taylor's doorstop-sized, decade-in-the-making assemblage of notable diary excerpts . . . Spanning four centuries and addressing countless topics (from thoughtful reflections on diary-keeping to gossip, politics, and mundane musings) this book is for the expert and the dilettante, for the coffee table and the reference shelf."  —Publishers Weekly

"A sumptuous feast. This inspired anthology of diverse diary entries, selected chiefly for their honesty, is relentlessly thought-provoking."  —Independent

"Such is the care lavished on the material that what emerges is not simply a single, chronological progress but a series of interior narratives capable of throwing unexpected detours and surprises along the way . . . The Taylors specialize in the canny juxtaposition . . . they seemed to have packed in practically everyone one had ever heard of, as well as a number of promising names."  —Times Literary Supplement

Indie Bookstore Finder

Indie Bestsellers

Lucky Us
Amy Bloom
Random House
Good Poems, American Places
Garrison Keillor
Penguin Books
The Paleo Kitchen
Juli Bauer; George Bryant
Victory Belt Publishing
The Great Glass Sea
Josh Weil
Grove Press

Make Your Own Wishlist








Update Profile