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I joined a few months ago. I had bought The Diary of a Bookseller when it came out. Read it. Loved it and gave it away for Christmas and then gave myself a subscription for the year. Two good books and then this one today .. a biography of John Clare by Jonathan Bate. If it was readable I think it would be very interesting as John Clare’s poetry doesn’t get a wide enough audience. Unfortunately it is almost impossible. I buy a lot of 2nd hand books so if a cover is torn, such as this one is, it is not the end of the world. However, inside, almost every line on the 575 pages is scored underline/over line and through the lines in green ink starting with the preface. Too difficult to read, I can’t be bothered and actually it is only good for the bin – a huge disappointment. Can I return it for another????