“Sometimes undercover work as a Librarian involved posing as a rich socialite, and the Librarian in question got to stay at expensive hotels and country houses. All while wearing appropriately high fashion and dining off haute cuisine, probably on gold-edged plates. At other times, it involved spending months building an identity as a hard-working menial, sleeping in attics, wearing plain woollen dress, and eating the same food as the [boarding school] boys.”
– Genevieve Cogman: The Invisible Library
That’s a different kind of library gig all right!
Cogman, Genevieve. The Invisible Library. New York, NY: Roc, 2016, p 2.
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