Bizarre books and macabre manuscripts

Edward Brooke-Hitching discusses some of history’s strangest literary curiosities, from hoax manuscripts to tomes bound in human skin

Edward Brooke-Hitching discusses some of history’s strangest literary curiosities. (Image by Getty Images)

Edward Brooke-Hitching discusses his book The Madman’s Library, which tells the stories of some of history’s strangest literary curiosities, from hoax manuscripts and books of demonology to volumes written in blood or bound in human skin.

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