The Gifts of Reading (Paperback)
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The Gifts of Reading (Paperback)

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Paperback 48 Pages / Published: 01/06/2017
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From the bestselling author of UNDERLAND, THE OLD WAYS and THE LOST WORDS - 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: 154 x 131 x 6 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 *

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