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Series combining human stories, expert interviews, book illustrations and historic archive to reveal the beauty of books.

Series Cast

  1. Richard Dormer

    Richard Dormer


    4 Episodes

  2. Stephen Bayley

    Himself - Author & Design Critic

    4 Episodes

  3. Rick Gekoski

    Himself - Writer & Rare Book Dealer

    4 Episodes

  4. Michelle Brown

    Herself - University of London

    4 Episodes

  5. Christopher de Hamel

    Himself - Corpus Christi College Cambridge

    4 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 1

2011 | 4 Episodes

Season 1 of The Beauty of Books premiered on February 7, 2011.

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The Beauty of Books


Status Ended


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Certification -

Type Documentary

Original Language English

Runtime 30m



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