I have the same question as was asked before: William Shakespeare, Winston Churchill, Michael Faraday and the like are all robots, androids, and are referred to in the book as "dry bones". They are all used to teach children -- the goal being to repopulate the Earth (after a war, a plague?) There is also a "Library" -- somewhere in London (the setting.)
At one point, a girl in her bathtub calmly reaches up with her toe, and pulls the playing radio into the tub -- killing her (because the "world" is too weird???)
QUESTION: Does anyone know the name of this book?