My Invisible Library

In 2013, impressed by the number of book titles popping up in the books I was reading at the time, I began posting what I called Friday Book lists, in which I would list all the books, plays, periodicals, poems, short stories and other publications that appeared in the books I was reading. The endeavour fizzled out after a while when I took a break from rereading the Ngaio Marsh detective novels and began reading newer books that contained few, if any, mentions of books or reading. However, one thing I found fascinating about the exercise were all the fictional titles I came across.

Years before, I had discovered the (now, alas, long defunct) Invisible Library website and had been intrigued by the titles contained therein. Other webmasters and bloggers have since then made their own versions of this library of fictional books (as has Wikipedia), and now I have joined that club. Below you will find the fictional books, short stories, poems and plays included in my Friday Book lists (I decided to omit any periodicals, newspapers and articles). I will add new entries whenever I come across them. 

My aim is not to list as many fictional books as possible, but merely to collect the ones I discover between the pages of the books I read. I may, if I find myself looking for something to do,  pick up, from other invisible libraries, titles gleaned from books I read before I started collecting titles, but that's it. If I haven't read the containing book, you will not find it here.

Notes on the layout of the list:
  • I only list by title in alphabetical order, because I think the title is generally the most important fact about a fictional book. I am working on a way to embed a sortable table for those who want to be able to see them by author or the book they appeared in. 
  • An author's name with * after it (like so: Aubrey Mandrake*) means that there are more listed titles by the same author.
  • A # in front of a title (like so: #Abberley‘s Curiosities of Chemistry) means that the book could possibly be real, but I could find no reference to it being so and am therefore giving it the benefit of the doubt.
  • Titles that begin with an article are listed alphabetically, article first and not by the first non-article word. I realise that, since most of what I read is in English, the A and T entries are eventually going to become much bigger than the others, but I don't see it as a problem.
  • If no author is given, then no author was mentioned in the source.
  • If publication information is included in the source, it is also included here, for the sake of completeness.  
  • When the genre is stated, I will include that or make an educated guess, but sometimes it's so obvious that it isn't needed, e.g.with books like Modern Verse-Forms by Mr. Elkbottom.
  • The future newest entries will be coloured red.  

 

The list:


A
  • #Abberley‘s Curiosities of Chemistry. Published by Gasock and Hauptmann, New York, 1865. Mentioned in Death in Ecstasy by Ngaio Marsh. 
  • An Answer to Professor Freud, With a Description of Some Experiments Carried Out at the Base Hospital in Amiens by Sir Julian Freke*. 1919. Medicine/psychology. Mentioned in Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers. 
  • An Examination into the Treatment of Pauper Lunacy in the United Kingdom by Sir Julian Freke*. 1906. Medicine/psychology. Mentioned in Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers.
  • Angle of Incidence by Michael Sasha. Play ("about three county council labourers in a sewer"). Mentioned in Artists in Crime by Ngaio Marsh.  
  • An Inquiry into the Mathematical Theory of the IN AND OUT OF COURSE together with Directions for the Calling Bells into Rounds from any position in all the recognised Methods upon a New and Scientific Principle by Theodore Venables, M.A., Rector of Fenchurch* St. Paul. Brochure on change-ringing. Mentioned in The Nine Tailors by Dorothy L. Sayers.
  • Ariadne Adams. Genre unknown, but sounds like women‘s fiction or romance. Mentioned in Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers. 
  • A-Tramp in Guernsey by Cee Cee and Dorothea Meredith*. Travelogue. Mentioned in The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.
  • A-Tramp in Lindisfarne by Cee Cee (and Dorothea?) Meredith*. Travelogue. Mentioned in The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.
  • A-Tramp in Sheepholm by Cee Cee (and Dorothea?) Meredith*. Travelogue. Mentioned in The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.
  •  A-Tramp in Skye by Cee Cee (and Dorothea?) Meredith*. Travelogue. Mentioned in The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.

B
  • Bad Black-Out by Aubrey Mandrake* (real name Stanley Footling). Play (highbrow and presumably experimental). Mentioned in Death and the Dancing Footman by Ngaio Marsh.
  • Boddry's Occult Companion. Non-fiction, possibly reference. Mentioned in Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett.
  • Bootless Cup. Author not mentioned. Banned book, so presumably porn (I can find no sign of this being a real book, as every mention googling brings up seems to come from the same source). Mentioned in Death in the Clouds by Agatha Christie.
C
  • Calypso: Doomed Treasure by Charles G. Haversham. Non-fiction, history. Mentioned in Whiskey Beach by Nora Roberts.
    #Can the Dead Speak? Published by the Spiritualist Press. Spiritualism. Mentioned in Strong Poison by Dorothy L. Sayers. 
  • Castle Dangerous. (There is a Walter Scott book of the same title, but the name of Jack Carruthers is mentioned in connection with it and there does not seem to be anyone of that name in that book). Mentioned in My Foe Outstretched Beneath the Tree by V.C. Clinton-Baddeley.
  • Cecilia's  Sahara Sojourn by Millicent Mellidew*. Appears to be a romance novel. Published by Heart & Whitestock, London, 1875 (3. vols, crown 8vo, illustrated boards). Mentioned in the short story Murdering Mr Boodle by Amy Myers, in The Mammoth Book of Historical Detectives, edited by Mike Ashley.  
  • Cerebro-Spinal Diseases by Sir Julian Freke*. 1904. Medicine/psychology. Mentioned in Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers.  
  • Change-ringing for Country Churches by Theodore Venables, M.A., Rector of Fenchurch* St. Paul. Mentioned in The Nine Tailors by Dorothy L. Sayers.
  • Compendium of Odours by Brakefast (in 22 volumes). Non-fiction, possibly reference. Mentioned in Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett. 
  • Criminal Lunacy by Sir Julian Freke*.1914. Medicine/psychology. Mentioned in Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers.

D
  • Das Meer von Unvermeidlichkeit by Doctor Maspinder. Non-fiction, possibly reference. Mentioned in Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett.
  • Death in the Pot by Harriet Vane*.  Crime novel (pending publication). Mentioned in Strong Poison by Dorothy L. Sayers. 
  • Death of a Debutante by Ariadne Oliver*. Detective fiction. Mentioned in The Affair of the Mutilated Mink by James Anderson, but originally in Mrs. McGinty‘s Dead by Agatha Christie. (according The Crossover Universe).
  • Death 'twixt Wind and Water by Harriet Vane*. Crime novel (work in progress). Mentioned in Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers.
  • Die Wesentlichen Ungewisseiten Zugehörig der Offenkundingen Männlichkeit by Ofleberger. Non-fiction, possibly reference. Mentioned in Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett.
  • Dining with Didier by Auguste Didier (work in progress). Cookbook in 10 volumes.
    Mentioned in the short story Murdering Mr Boodle by Amy Myers, in The Mammoth Book of Historical Detectives, edited by Mike Ashley.
  • Discomforting Misusage by Birdcatcher. Non-fiction, possibly reference. Mentioned in Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett.
    #Double Knock. Play. Mentioned in Vintage Murder by Ngaio Marsh.
    Dusk and Shiver. Genre unknown, but sounds like crime fiction. Mentioned in Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers.
E
  • Elspeth the Lisping Bunny. Children's book. Mentioned in The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.
  •  English Foibles by Juliet Ashton* (abandoned work). Humorous documentary. Mentioned in The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.
  • Eros on Calvary and Other Poems, by Jasper Garnette. Mentioned in Death in Ecstasy by Ngaio Marsh.
F
  • #Fewer and Dearer. Play or show. Mentioned in A Wreath for Rivera by Ngaio Marsh. 
  • Fifty Short Touches of Grandsire Triples by Theodore Venables, M.A., Rector of Fenchurch* St. Paul. Mentioned in The Nine Tailors by Dorothy L. Sayers.
  • Five Hours and Sixteen Minutes Among the Goblins of Far Uberwald by J.P. Bunderbell. Non-fiction, possibly reference. Mentioned in Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett.
  • Fletcher's Avian Nausea Index. Non-fiction, possibly reference. Mentioned in Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett.
  • Freud Without Tears. (Seems to be a „for Dummies“ type of book). Mentioned in Artists in Crime by Ngaio Marsh.
  • #From Wotan to Hitler. Mentioned in Death in Ecstasy by Ngaio Marsh. 
  • Functional Disturbances of the Nervous System by Sir Julian Freke*. 1899. Medicine/psychology. Mentioned in Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers.
G


  • Gas-Filled Bulbs by Jacqueline Squills. Genre unknown, but could be crime or romantic suspense. Mentioned in Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers.
  • Great Spoons of the World. Possibly reference. Exists in L-space only and is therefore doubly imaginary. Mentioned in Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett.
H
  • Hail Fellow. Either a play or a show. Mentioned in Death in Ecstasy by Ngaio Marsh.
  • Haussman-Haffnitz on Brassières. Seems to be either a thesis or a monograph. Mentioned in Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons.
  • History of Prosody by Mrs. Lydgate (work in progress). Mentioned in Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers.
  • History of the Bells of Fenchurch St. Paul by the Rev. Christopher Woollcott. History. Mentioned in The Nine Tailors by Dorothy L. Sayers.
 
I
  • Ill-Used by Candlelight by Amanda Gillyflower. Sounds like a gothic romance. Mentioned in The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.
  • In Search of the Whole by Trousenblert (trans. W.E.G. Goodnight) . Non-fiction, possibly reference. Mentioned in Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett.
  • Izzy Bickerstaff Goes to War by Juliet Ashton*. Collected humorous articles. Mentioned in The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.
J
  • Jane Errs by Charity Jane [last name missing]. Prospective work. Begins as an erotic memoir but ends up as erotic fiction. Mentioned in Anyone But you by Jennifer Crusie.
    #Jnana Yoga. Mentioned in Death in Ecstasy by Ngaio Marsh.
    Jocund Day. Genre unknown. Mentioned in Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers.
K
L
  • Les Maux de l'Oreille. Author not mentioned. Mentioned in Death in the Clouds by Agatha Christie.
  • Love's Wanton Ways. Bodice-ripper romance (presumably imaginary, although the title is spot on for an old-fashioned pulp novel). Mentioned in The Anodyne Necklace by Martha Grimes.
M
  • Madame Olga's Dream Book. Presumably a book of dream interpretations. Mentioned in Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons. 
  • Manallalive-O! by Brandt Slurb. Play. Mentioned in Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons.
  • Mildred's Missionary by Millicent Mellidew* (projected or in progress). Presumably a romance. Mentioned in the short story Murdering Mr Boodle by Amy Myers, in The Mammoth Book of Historical Detectives, edited by Mike Ashley.
  • Mock-Turtle by Tasker Hepplewater. Genre unknown. Mentioned in Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers.
  • Modern Developments in Psycho-Therapy: A Criticism by Sir Julian Freke*. 1910. Medicine/psychology. Mentioned in Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers. 
  •  #Modern Verse-Forms by Mr. Elkbottom. Mentioned in Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers.
  • Mr Cauliflower's Big Adventure. Presumably a children's novel, but with Pratchett, you never know. Mentioned in Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett.
  • Mrs. Langtry: The True Story. This appears to be a fictional biography of Lillie Langtry.  Mentioned in My Foe Outstretched Beneath the Tree by V.C. Clinton-Baddeley.
  • Murder on Vesuvius by Daniel Clancy*. Detective novel (planned). Mentioned in Death in the Clouds by Agatha Christie.
  • My Nephew, My Friend by Arnold Hope* (projected work). Travel memoir (humorous).
  • Mentioned in the short story Murdering Mr Boodle by Amy Myers, in The Mammoth Book of Historical Detectives, edited by Mike Ashley.
N
  • Notes on the Collection of Incunabula by Lord Peter Wimsey. Monograph on collecting. Mentioned in The Nine Tailors by Dorothy L. Sayers.
O
  • Odour of Sanctity A history of sanitation. Mentioned in Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons.
    "Oi! To his Deaf Mistress", by Robert Scandal. Poem. Mentioned in Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett.
    On Your Toes! Play. Mentioned in Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons.
    #Our Best Intentions. Play. Mentioned in: Vintage Murder by Ngaio Marsh.
P


  • Passion-Flower Pie by Mrs. Snell-Wilmington. Genre unknown, but sounds like romance. Mentioned in Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers.
  • "Paxton's Destined Hour" by Ranulph Raven. Supernatural, seems to be a short story. Mentioned in Appleby's End by Michael Innes.
  • Pensées by the Abbe Fausse-Maigre* (Philosophy). Mentioned in Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons.
  • Poems for Posterity by Clarence Popple (pending publication). (Bad) poetry. Mentioned in the short story Murdering Mr Boodle by Amy Myers, in The Mammoth Book of Historical Detectives, edited by Mike Ashley. 
  • Poisonous Plants by Miss Eggar (Botany). Mentioned in My Foe Outstretched Beneath the Tree by V.C. Clinton-Baddeley.
  • Pride & Buns. Type not known. Exists in L-space only and is therefore doubly imaginary. Mentioned in Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett.
  •  Primrose Dalliance. Genre unknown, but sounds like romance. Mentioned in Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers.
  • Principles and Practices of Criminal Investigation by Roderick Alleyn, M.A. (Oxon), C.I.D. (Sable & Murgatroyd, 21s.). Mentioned in Artists in Crime by Ngaio Marsh.
Q
R
  • Ritual Aggression in Pubescent Rats by Dr Vonmausberger. Non-fiction, possibly reference. Mentioned in Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett.
S
  • Sands of Crime by Harriet Vane*. Crime novel. Mentioned in Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers. 
  • Saxophone in Tarlatan by Aubrey Mandrake* (real name Stanley Footling). Play (highbrow and presumably experimental). Mentioned in Death and the Dancing Footman by Ngaio Marsh.


  • Scapegoat: A Study of Branwell Brontë (alternative title: Pard-Spirit: A Study of Branwell Brontë). A projected book by Mr. Myerburg. Mentioned in Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons.
  •  #Scissors to Grind. Play. Mentioned in Vintage Murder by Ngaio Marsh.
  • The Screaming Bone by Annette de la Tour. Presumable either horror or detective fiction. Mentioned in The Affair of the Mutilated Mink by James Anderson, but originally from Buried for Pleasure by Edmund Crispin. (according The Crossover Universe).
  •  Serpent's Fang. Genre unknown, but could be either romantic suspense or a thriller. Mentioned in Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers.
  •  #Shop Windows by Jacob Hunt. Play. Mentioned in Overture to Death by Ngaio Marsh.
  • Simia Gestor Coda, by (possibly) Samaria Magnus. Ancient book of history and magic. Mentioned in Even Vampires Get the Blues by Katie MacAlister.
  •  #Simple Susan. Play. Appears to be fictional, as I doubt it could be a play based on the Maria Edgeworth book, which was written for children. Mentioned in Overture to Death by Ngaio Marsh.
  •  Some aspects of the Study of Comparative Anatomy by Dr. James Ackrington. Non-fiction. Mentioned in Colour Scheme by Ngaio Marsh.
  •  Some Notes on the Pathological Aspects of Genius by Sir Julian Freke*. 1892. Medicine/psychology. Mentioned in Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers.
  • The Spider Bites Back by Richard Eliot. Presumably detective fiction. Mentioned in The Affair of the Mutilated Mink by James Anderson, but originally in Stop Press by Michael  Innes (according to The Crossover Universe). 
  •  #Spiritual Experiences of a Fakir. Spiritual book. Mentioned in Death in Ecstasy by Ngaio Marsh.
  •  Starcrossed by Hwel the Playwright. Play. Mentioned in Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett. 
  • Statistical Contributions to the Study of Infantile Paralysis in England and Wales by Sir Julian Freke*. 1894. Medicine. Mentioned in Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers.
  • Steadfast's Last Stand by Arnold Hope*. Mentioned in the short story Murdering Mr Boodle by Amy Myers, in The Mammoth Book of Historical Detectives, edited by Mike Ashley.
  • Structural Modifications Accompanying the More Important Neuroses by Sir Julian Freke*. 1920. Medicine/psychology. Mentioned in Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers.
T
  • Tales: Chiefly Imaginative or Grotesque by Ranulph Raven. Supernatural, seems to be a short story. Mentioned in Appleby's End by Michael Innes.
  • The Air Mail Mystery by Daniel Clancy*. Detective novel (possibly being written). Mentioned in Death in the Clouds by Agatha Christie.
  •   The Affair of the Second Goldfish by Ariadne Oliver*. Detective novel. Mentioned in Cards on the Table by Agatha Christie.
  • The Affair of the Third Feather. Mystery (apparently imaginary).  Mentioned in The Anodyne Necklace by Martha Grimes.
  •  #The Antient Arte of the Embalming of Corpfes. To which is added a Difcourfe on the Concoction of Fluids for the Purpofe of Preferving Dead Bodies. By William Hurfte, Profeffor of Phyfic, London. Printed by Robert White for John Crampe at the Sign of the Three Bibles in St. Paul’s Churchyard. 1678.” Non-fiction. (Note: I can't find any sign of it's being real, but it could easily be quite genuine). Mentioned in Final Curtain by Ngaio Marsh.
  • The Application of Psycho-Therapy to the Treatment of Shell-Shock by Sir Julian Freke*. 1917. Medicine/psychology. Mentioned in Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers.
  •   The Body in the Library by Ariadne Oliver* (also a real title by Agatha Christie). Detective novel. Mentioned in Cards on the Table by Agatha Christie.
  • The Borderland of Insanity by Sir Julian Freke*. 1906. Medicine/psychology. Mentioned in Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers.
  •   The Clue of the Candle Wax by Ariadne Oliver*. Detective novel. Mentioned in Cards on the Table by Agatha Christie.
  • The Clue of the Scarlet Petal by Daniel Clancy*. Detective novel. Mentioned in Death in the Clouds by Agatha Christie.
  • "The Coach of Cacus" by Ranulph Raven. Supernatural, seems to be a short story. Mentioned in Appleby's End by Michael Innes.
  • The Common Place Book of Mary Margaret Minor. Probably collected thoughts (unpublished). Mentioned in The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.
  •  The Confessions of a Procuress - no author given. Porn or sensational novel. Probably imaginary. Mentioned in Death in a White Tie by Ngaio Marsh.
  •  The Doors of Deception. Non-fiction, possibly reference. Mentioned in Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett.
  • The Death in the Drain-pipe by Ariadne Oliver*. Detective novel. Mentioned in Cards on the Table by Agatha Christie.
  •  The Effluence of Reality by Von Sliss. Non-fiction, possibly reference. Mentioned in Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett.
  •  The Fulfilment of Martin Hoare by Anthony Pookworthy, A.B.S, L.L.R. Novel. Mentioned in Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons.
  •  The Higher Common Sense by the Abbe Fausse-Maigre* (Philosophy). Mentioned in Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons.
  •  #The Jack Pot. Play. Mentioned in Vintage Murder by Ngaio Marsh.
  • The Life and Loves of Delilah Daubbs by Mrs. Winslow Daubbs. Autobiography (unpublished). Mentioned in The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.
  •   The Lotus Murder by Ariadne Oliver*. Detective novel. Mentioned in Cards on the Table by Agatha Christie. 
  • The Master of Blackheath by Cheslayne Fair. Romance (presumably torrid and probably historical). Mentioned in The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.
  •  #The Meaning and the Message. Spiritual book. Mentioned in Death in Ecstasy by Ngaio Marsh.
  • "The Medusa Head" by Ranulph Raven. Supernatural, seems to be a short story. Mentioned in Appleby's End by Michael Innes.
  • (The New Millennium Dictionary:) The Revised and Enlarged Edition, (presumably edited) by Everard Raven. Mentioned in Appleby's End by Michael Innes. The part in parenthesis is my guess at the full title. 
  • The New Millennium Encyclopedia, edited by Everard Raven*, with the Assistance of Many Scholars and Men of Science. Mentioned in Appleby's End by Michael Innes.
  •  The Obedience of Disobedience by Schnouzentintle. Non-fiction, possibly reference. Mentioned in Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett.
  • The Physiological Bases of the Conscience by Sir Julian Freke*. Medicine/psychology. Mentioned in Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers.
  • The Position of Women in the Modern State by Mrs. Barton. Feminist treaty. Mentioned in Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers.
  •  The Rat and the Beaver. Play. Mentioned in Vintage Murder and Enter a Murderer by Ngaio Marsh.
  •  #The Soul of the Lotus Bud. Spiritual book. Mentioned in Death in Ecstasy by Ngaio Marsh.
  • "The Spectral Hound" by Ranulph Raven. Supernatural, seems to be a short story. Mentioned in Appleby's End by Michael Innes.
  • The Speech of Trolls by Postalume. Non-fiction, possibly reference. Mentioned in Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett. 
  • The Spoils of Darius by Verver. Seems to be an autobiography. Mentioned in Honeybath's Haven by Michael Innes. (Note: The title and author seem to be a reference to The Golden Bowl by Henry James).
  •  The Squeezed Lemon. Genre unknown. Mentioned in Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers.
  • The Stain on the Stairs. Presumably a mystery. Mentioned in Murder at the Vicarage bu Agatha Christie. 
  •  The Tau of Cabbage. Non-fiction, possibly reference. Mentioned in Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett.
  • The Woman in the Woods by Ariadne Oliver*. Mentioned in Dead Man's Folly by Agatha Christie.
  •  This to revisit by John James Rutherford. Dramatic play. Mentioned in Night at the Vulcan (aka Opening Night) by Ngaio Marsh.
  •  Three Corpses and a Coffin. Crime novel. Mentioned in The Catherine-Wheel by Patricia Wentworth.
  •  Time Marches to a Drumbeat by General Eric Proudfoot-Padbury. Memoir.
    Mentioned in the short story Murdering Mr Boodle by Amy Myers, in The Mammoth Book of Historical Detectives, edited by Mike Ashley.
  •  #Time Payment. Play. Mentioned in Vintage Murder by Ngaio Marsh.
  •  Trumpet of Equestrianism by Sprout. Non-fiction, possibly reference. Mentioned in Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett.
U
V
  • Victorian Vista. Biography (a life of Carlyle). (Note: Interestingly, there is a later published actual book titled Victorian Vista, but about a different subject altogether. I can't but wonder if the author got the idea for the title from Gibbons). Biography. Mentioned in Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons.
  • Virginal. A projected book by Mr. Myerburg. Mentioned in Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons.
W
  • When Love is King. Presumably a romance. Mentioned in the short story "The Manhood of Edward Robinson", in The Golden Ball and Other Stories by Agatha Christie.
  •  Whiskey Beach: A Legacy of Mystery and Madness. Non-fiction, history. Mentioned in Whiskey Beach by Nora Roberts. 
  • Wildflowers of the Dordogne/Fleurs sauvages de la Dordogne by Julian Wood. Botany. Mentioned in Deadly Slipper by Michelle Wan. 
  • Who Killed Marlowe? Work in progress by Harvey Schoenberg. Mentioned in The Dirty Duck by Martha Grimes
  • Who‘s For Murder by Annabel Champion. Crime novel. Mentioned in My Foe Outstretched Beneath the Tree by V.C. Clinton-Baddeley.
X
Y
Z

Comments

thnidu said…
Are you familiar with the library of Neil Gaiman's Dream of the Endless?
Bibliophile said…
Thnidu, thanks for reminding me. Yes, I am familiar with it.

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