By the Book: A Reader's Guide to Life

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Product Details

Price
$22.95  $21.11
Publisher
Text Publishing Company
Publish Date
Pages
250
Dimensions
5.6 X 1.1 X 8.4 inches | 0.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781922079060
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About the Author

Ramona Koval is a writer, journalist and broadcaster. She is the editor of Best Australian Essays (Black Inc) and was the presenter of internationally renowned ABC Radio National's 'The Book Show'. Her most recent book was Speaking Volumes: Conversations with Remarkable Writers, a collection of her international literary interviews.

Website: http: //ramonakoval.com

Reviews

'By the Book takes us on intriguing journeys through books...The excitement with which Koval still approaches each new book, plunging in 'head first, heart deep', furnishes the last words of this urbane and enlightening work of her own.'
Weekend Australian

'By the Book is a reminder of the role books can play in our lives. If you celebrate their contribution and appreciate their influence and artistry, then this is a story you will want to treasure. I certainly do.'
Weekly Review

'A love letter to the act of reading...an ideal read for any bibliophile...Her tone is warm and inviting, just a touch short of wry...genuine and infectious.'
Readings Monthly

'She's a shining presence in the world of literature, here in Australia and right across the globe...The book reads smoothly, it flows along from mood to mood, full of wit and beauty and grace...Her voice is always recognisable, invigorating, familiar to us and greatly loved: the voice of [a] highly literate woman.'
Helen Garner

'As keen readers know, a book is more than an ordered pile of paper and cardboard--or these days, a collection of e-reader pixels. A companion, a refuge, a happy distraction, a gift to share--it can be all or any of these things, plus a bookmark of important times of one's life. The wise and warm Ramona Koval has written a literary memoir which focuses on this last quality, the books that marked and made her--from childhood through teens, student years to adulthood.'
Australian Women's Weekly

'An irresistible study of the symbiotic relationship, for the bookish, between life and books...The voice is easily recognisable as the one we know from [Koval's] decades in radio: generous, warm and fearless.'
Kerryn Goldsworthy, Australian Book Review

'The last chapters of By the Book reveal the quality of mind that made [Ramona Koval] such a brilliant interviewer, as much at home with scientists and travel writers as with novelists and poets.'
Brenda Niall, Saturday Age

'Koval's enthusiasm bubbles from the page. It confirms the erudite and talented Koval is a treasure, whose voice is sorely missed on our airwaves.'
Bookseller & Publisher

'An entertaining, funny and instructive memoir about the real value of books.'
Good Reading

'Koval has a knack for conveying the essence of a book without spoiling it.'
Shelf Awareness

'By the Book takes us on intriguing journeys through books...The excitement with which Koval still approaches each new book, plunging in 'head first, heart deep', furnishes the last words of this urbane and enlightening work of her own.'
Weekend Australian

'By the Book is a reminder of the role books can play in our lives. If you celebrate their contribution and appreciate their influence and artistry, then this is a story you will want to treasure. I certainly do.'
Weekly Review

'A love letter to the act of reading...an ideal read for any bibliophile...Her tone is warm and inviting, just a touch short of wry...genuine and infectious.'
Readings Monthly

'She's a shining presence in the world of literature, here in Australia and right across the globe...The book reads smoothly, it flows along from mood to mood, full of wit and beauty and grace...Her voice is always recognisable, invigorating, familiar to us and greatly loved: the voice of [a] highly literate woman.'
Helen Garner

'As keen readers know, a book is more than an ordered pile of paper and cardboard--or these days, a collection of e-reader pixels. A companion, a refuge, a happy distraction, a gift to share--it can be all or any of these things, plus a bookmark of important times of one's life. The wise and warm Ramona Koval has written a literary memoir which focuses on this last quality, the books that marked and made her--from childhood through teens, student years to adulthood.'
Australian Women's Weekly

'An irresistible study of the symbiotic relationship, for the bookish, between life and books...The voice is easily recognisable as the one we know from [Koval's] decades in radio: generous, warm and fearless.'
Kerryn Goldsworthy, Australian Book Review

'The last chapters of By the Book reveal the quality of mind that made [Ramona Koval] such a brilliant interviewer, as much at home with scientists and travel writers as with novelists and poets.'
Brenda Niall, Saturday Age

'Koval's enthusiasm bubbles from the page. It confirms the erudite and talented Koval is a treasure, whose voice is sorely missed on our airwaves.'
Bookseller & Publisher

'An entertaining, funny and instructive memoir about the real value of books.'
Good Reading

'Koval has a knack for conveying the essence of a book without spoiling it.'
Shelf Awareness
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