Dear Reader: The Comfort and Joy of Books (Paperback)
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Dear Reader: The Comfort and Joy of Books (Paperback)

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Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 05/08/2021
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An essential read for all bibliophiles, Rentzenbrink’s moving and life-affirming hymn to the regenerative power of books is packed full of literary recommendations and profound reflection.

Dear Reader is a moving, funny and joyous exploration of how books can change the course of your life, packed with recommendations from one reader to another.

For as long as she can remember, Cathy Rentzenbrink has lost and found herself in stories. Growing up, she was rarely seen without her nose in a book and read in secret long after lights out. When tragedy struck, it was books that kept her afloat. Eventually they lit the way to a new path, first as a bookseller and then as a writer. No matter what the future holds, reading will always help.

A moving, funny and joyous exploration of how books can change the course of your life, and packed with recommendations from one reader to another, Dear Reader is the ultimate love letter to reading and to finding the comfort and joy in stories.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781509891559
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 182 g
Dimensions: 197 x 133 x 22 mm


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'Celebrates reading as a means of connection and a vehicle for escapism . . . a heartfelt reminder that, for all the wholesome effects that reading arguably has, the first reason to do it is for pleasure. Fittingly, Dear Reader is a pleasure to read' - The Times 

'If you love books or if you need companionship during a difficult patch in your life or if you simply want to be taken by the hand by a writer who is kind, wise, funny, generous, insightful and profound, then this is the book for you' - Elizabeth Day

'Cathy Rentzenbrink's exploration of reading books and the comfort they bring in Dear Reader feels like art in your hands' - Stylist

'Joyful, poignant and essential reading for people who love books ... it is a book to cherish' - Nina Stibbe

'Dear Reader is a comfort, an inspiration and a gift of a book for readers, reluctant readers and anyone who wants to feel better about themselves and the world. I applaud Cathy Rentzenbrink, she is a truly brilliant writer' - Julia Samuel, author of Grief Works

'Your first port of call if you're looking for a book to recommend or just a bit stuck on what to choose next. But it's more than a reference book; it's a personal account of how books have comforted the author and what they can do for the soul' - Kit de Waal

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“A joyous, uplifting read”

This is a joy to read. Cathy’s love of books shines through every page. Descriptions of her favourite books are intertwined with her life story, from being a schoolgirl who was told by a teacher that she couldn’t... More

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