• Sign In / Register
  • Help
  • Basket0
The Gifts of Reading (Paperback)
  • The Gifts of Reading (Paperback)
zoom

The Gifts of Reading (Paperback)

(author)
£2.50
Paperback 48 Pages / Published: 01/06/2017
  • In stock online

Usually despatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
From the acclaimed author of The Old Ways and Landmarks -- an essay on the joy of reading, for anyone who has ever loved a book Every book is a kind of gift to its reader, and the act of giving books is charged with a special emotional resonance. It is a meeting of three minds (the giver, the author, the recipient), an exchange of intellectual and psychological currency, that leaves each participant enriched. Here Robert Macfarlane recounts the story of a book he was given as a young man, and how he managed eventually to return the favour, though never repay the debt. From one of the most lyrical writers of our time comes a perfectly formed gem, a lyrical celebration of the transcendent power and humanity of the given book.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241978313
Number of pages: 48
Weight: 28 g
Dimensions: 150 x 111 x 3 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
I'll read anything Macfarlane writes -- David Mitchell, author of 'Cloud Atlas'
[Macfarlane] can unfurl a sentence with the breathless ease of a master angler, a writer whose ideas transcend the physical region he explores * New York Times Book Review *
[Macfarlane] is a godfather of a cultural moment * Sunday Times on Landmarks *

You may also be interested in...

The Lion and the Unicorn
Added to basket
Figures in a Landscape
Added to basket
We Should All Be Feminists
Added to basket
Landmarks
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Repeal the 8th
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Letter to My Mother
Added to basket
Why I Am Not Going to Buy a Computer
Added to basket
The Road to Wigan Pier
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Dark Days
Added to basket
£1.00
Paperback
The Good Immigrant
Added to basket
Things I Don't Want to Know
Added to basket
A Room of One's Own
Added to basket
Books v. Cigarettes
Added to basket
Notes on Camp
Added to basket
£1.00
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.