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The Error World

Simon Garfield

The Error World is a funny, revealing memoir about Simon Garfield and the flawed nature of the universe – by way of mid-life crisis, male obsession, stamp collecting and love.

Format
Hardback
ISBN
9780571235261
Date Published
03.04.2008
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Summary

When he was very young, Simon Garfield lusted after rare stamps but could not afford them. When he was older, the passion reignited with almost ruinous results. The Error World is an examination of obsession and desire, and the search for fulfilment. But it is also a story of wooden legs, pornography in the Finchley Road, Pelé’s World Cup shirt, the man who guards stamps for the Queen, and a woman who is terrified of the Post Office Tower.

SimonGarfield

Simon Garfield was born in 1960. He is the author of Expensive Habits: The Dark Side of the Industry, The End of Innocence: Britain in the Time of AIDS, which was awarded the Somerset Maugham Prize, The Wrestling, The Nation’s Favourite: The True Adventures of Radio 1, Mauve, The Last Journey of William Huskisson, The Error World and the Mass…

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