Subtitle: The Curious Lives of Magical Things
Author: Steven Connor
Publisher: Profile Books (2013)
Condition: Very Good. Light wear to cover edges.
Dimensions: 19.7 x 12.7 x 1.7 cm
Take bags, for example. Why do most women carry handbags, while men rely on pockets? Why do so many houses have bags of bags? And why do we 'let the cat out the bag' or 'give someone the sack'? What significance do our bags hold for us? In this highly imaginative and entertaining book, Steven Connor embarks on a historical, philosophical and linguistic journey that explores our relationships with the curious things with which we have a forgotten but daily intimacy.