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The Year of Reading Dangerously: How Fifty Great Books Saved My Life (Hardback)
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The Year of Reading Dangerously: How Fifty Great Books Saved My Life (Hardback)

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Hardback 336 Pages / Published: 08/05/2014
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A working father whose life no longer feels like his own discovers the transforming powers of great (and downright terrible) literature in this laugh-out-loud memoir. Andy Miller had a job he quite liked, a family he loved and no time at all for reading. Or so he kept telling himself. But, no matter how busy or tired he was, something kept niggling at him. Books. Books he'd always wanted to read. Books he'd said he'd read, when he hadn't. Books that whispered the promise of escape from the 6.44 to London. And so, with the turn of a page, began a year of reading that was to transform Andy's life completely. This book is Andy's inspirational and very funny account of his expedition through literature: classic, cult and everything in-between. Crack the spine of your unread 'Middlemarch', discover what 'The Da Vinci Code' and 'Moby-Dick' have in common (everything, surprisingly) and knock yourself out with a new-found enthusiasm for Tolstoy, Douglas Adams and 'The Epic of Gilgamesh'. 'The Year of Reading Dangerously' is a reader's odyssey and it begins with opening this book...

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007255757
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 390 g
Dimensions: 203 x 136 x 29 mm

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“A must read for all bookish people.”

Another book about reading books here, my second or third this year I think. This one follows Andy Miller, not the author of Pure, the ex-bookseller and half hearted editor, during his 'Year of Betterment'.... More

Hardback edition
5th June 2014
Helpful? Upvote 54
Charlie Hay at Brentwood

“Andy's White Whale/Holy Grail ”

Sometimes we don't give books enough credit. They're all made of paper, all contain the same twenty six letters and yet they invoke something deep within us. They inspire us, they shape us and they change... More

Paperback edition
28th August 2015
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Charlie Hay at Brentwood

“Be Ruthless and Dangerous”

Sometimes we don't give books enough credit. They're all made of paper, all contain the same twenty six letters and yet they invoke something deep within us. They inspire us, they shape us and they change... More

Paperback edition
30th August 2015
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