The GUARDIAN: Why are we so fascinated by lost books?
In this widely read and shared article, Lorraine looks at our fascination with "lost" manuscripts and books. "...I am fascinated by these book-shaped holes in the intellectual firmament. When I was a student, my greatest fantasy was that I would some day find a book or manuscript previously thought lost, or solve a historical mystery. The idea of a hunt resembled the sense of adventure I felt every summer as a child with my cousin, when the two of us would explore the beach, searching for pirates’ treasure.