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Child that Books Built

Author: Spufford, Francis (author)
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Pub Date: 04/10/2018
ISBN: 9780571346790
Availability: Available for delivery in 48 hours
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Quick overview A memoir about how, what and why we read as children.' Nick Hornby, Guardian Books of the Year 'Parents, non-parents, ex-children, anyone who reads or ever read children's books - read this.
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The anticipated new novel by Francis Spufford, Light Perpetual, is now available to preorder!

What would you find if you went back and re-read your favourite books from childhood?

In The Child That Books Built Francis Spufford revisits all those childhood obsessions: fairy tales; Where the Wild Things Are; The Lord of the Rings; The Chronicles of Narnia; Little House on the Prairie; The Wind in the Willows; The Earthsea Trilogy and more. In these treasured tales Francis Spufford discovers both delight and sadness - the thrill as worlds of imagination opened up before him mixed with the memories of a boy who retreated into books when faced with a family tragedy.

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