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The Child that Books Built

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The Child that Books Built

The Child that Books Built

3.48 (856 Ratings by Goodreads)
Hardcover
ISBN13: 9780571191321
Published Date: 8 April, 2002

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What would you find if you went back and reread all of your favourite books from childhood? Francis Spufford discovers both delight and sadness, in this memoir. Re-reading and re-living these books, and investigating their literary origins and rich histories, Francis Spufford reveals what it was like to be an obsessive reader as a child. As the book unfolds, so too he gradually uncovers his own childhood and his unique reason for taking refuge in stories from a world full of unbearable knowledge.

Type Book
Number Of Pages 224
Item Weight 299 Gram
Product Dimensions 22 x 208 x 136
Publisher Faber and Faber
Format Hardcover | 224

Francis Spufford has edited two acclaimed literary anthologies and a collection of essays on the history of technology. His first book, I May Be Some Time: Ice and the English Imagination, was awarded the Writers Guild for Best Non-fiction Book of 1996 and a Somersel Maugham Award. He lives in London.