Books of Blood

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Do you ever feel torn between an endless list of podcasts to listen to and that massive pile of books sitting there...judging you for not reading right now? Right. Now? Why not join Jess and Philippa instead, as they flip through the pages of anthropodermic bibliopegy - books bound in human leather.
Sources
Brooke-Hitching, E. (2020) The Madman's Library: The Strangest Books, Manuscripts and Other Literary Curiosities from History. London: Simon & Schuster.
Flanders, F. (2011) The Invention of Murder: How the Victorians Revelled in Death and Detection and Created Modern Crime. London: HarperCollins Publishers.
Rosenbloom, M. (2020) Dark Archives: A Librarian's Investigation into the Science and History of Books Bound in Human Flesh. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
The Anthropodermic Book Project: https://anthropodermicbooks.org/
Needham, P. (2014) A Binding of Skin in the Houghton Library: A Recommendation
http://www.princeton.edu/~needham/Bouland.pdf

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