Introduced by Anne Brichto of Addyman Books in Hay-on-Wye
Possibly one of the best Umberto Eco novels. This book is about a rare book dealer in Milan who has severe memory loss and can remember the plots of every book he has read but nothing about his own life. He doesn’t even recognise his wife or daughters. In this partially graphic novel he goes on a voyage of discovery through the papers and remains in the attic of his old family house. This week we are sending this copy of The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loama to a customer in France.
Umberto Eco died on the 19th February 2016. Here is his obituary in The Guardian: