ISBN 9780571214679,Child That Books Built

Child That Books Built

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Faber & Faber

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ISBN 9780571214679
Publisher

Faber & Faber

Publication Year 2003
ISBN-13

ISBN 9780571214679

ISBN-10 0571214673
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 211 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Fiction

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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