The Child That Books Built by Francis Spufford

The Child That Books Built by Francis Spufford

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What would you find if you went back and re-read all of your favourite books from childhood? Francis Spufford discovers both delight and sadness, in this memoir.

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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.

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SKU GOR002846685
Title The Child That Books Built
Author By (author) Francis Spufford
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Faber & Faber
Year Published 2002
Number of Pages 208
ISBN 10 0571191320
ISBN 13 9780571191321
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Description

Details

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.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR002846685
Title The Child That Books Built
Author By (author) Francis Spufford
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Faber & Faber
Year Published 2002
Number of Pages 208
ISBN 10 0571191320
ISBN 13 9780571191321
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.