Thursday, July 2, 2009

James Hilton: Lost Horizon

today came with a book suprise: i started to read James Hilton's novel "Lost Horizon". and after some pages, looked up its wiki page. and came across those 3 tidbits:

"Lost Horizon is a 1933 novel by English writer James Hilton. It is best remembered as the origin of Shangri-La, a fictional utopian lamasery high in the mountains of Tibet."

"In 1939, it was the first book to be published in paperback form, as Pocket Book #1. U.S"

"President Franklin D. Roosevelt named the Presidential hideaway in Maryland after Shangri-La. (It has since been renamed Camp David.)"

i had no idea of any of this.


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