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The Resource Syria's secret library : the true story of how a besieged Syrian town found hope, Mike Thomson

Syria's secret library : the true story of how a besieged Syrian town found hope, Mike Thomson

Label
Syria's secret library : the true story of how a besieged Syrian town found hope
Title
Syria's secret library
Title remainder
the true story of how a besieged Syrian town found hope
Statement of responsibility
Mike Thomson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Down in the basement of a bombed building in a heavily shelled area of Darayya there is a secret library. Around it, shattered buildings that were once homes and offices lie in treacherous ruins. No signs mark the presence of the library. Locals fear that Syrian government planes will bomb it if they find where it is. In a war zone, books are dangerous. While the streets above echo with rifle fire and shelling, below is a haven of peace and tranquillity. More than 14,000 books are stacked neatly on home-made shelves, arranged according to author and subject. They are checked in and out meticulously. Those within read quietly, drinking tea on comfortable sofas. A small oasis of normality in a country at war with itself. The secret library was the brainchild of a group of former university students whose education was interrupted when war broke out and was then ended altogether by the siege that followed
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thomson, Mike
Dewey number
  • 956.9'1'04231
  • 956.9'1'04231
  • 956.9104231
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Syria
  • Libraries
  • History
Label
Syria's secret library : the true story of how a besieged Syrian town found hope, Mike Thomson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2019
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781474605922
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
305 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781474605922
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (colour)
Label
Syria's secret library : the true story of how a besieged Syrian town found hope, Mike Thomson
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2019
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781474605922
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
305 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781474605922
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (colour)

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