The Child That Books Built: A Life in Reading

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$20.00  $18.60
Publisher
St. Martins Press-3PL
Publish Date
Pages
213
Dimensions
5.31 X 8.78 X 0.55 inches | 0.01 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780312421847

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About the Author

Francis Spufford is the author of several highly praised books of nonfiction, including his debut, I May Be Some Time, which won the Writers' Guild Award for Best Nonfiction Book of 1996, the Banff Mountain Book Prize, and a Somerset Maugham Award. It was followed by The Child That Books Built, Backroom Boys, Red Plenty (translated into nine languages), and Unapologetic. His first novel, Golden Hill, won the Costa First Novel Award. In 2007 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He teaches writing at Goldsmiths College and lives near Cambridge.

Reviews

"Exhilarating. . .It's a brilliant book, beautifully written, its insights hard-earned, filled with stuff that will make you understand a whole lot better your own life in reading." --The New York Times Book Review

"Ambitious. . .His enthusiasm for this material is often charming. . .Spufford is at his best recalling his bookish discoveries." --Newsday (New York)

"Francis Spufford lures us in to reveal the original power of books--as landscapes, as spurs to inwardness, as the very crucibles in which the self is formed. He is the addict's unrepentant confession, poignant, witty, and true in the way that every real reader will recognize instantly." --Sven Birkerts, author of The Gutenberg Elegies