The Child that Books Built
  • ISBN: 9780571346790
  • Pages: 224
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • Binding: Paperback

The Child that Books Built

Francis Spufford
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Description

Francis Spufford relives both delight and sadness in this widely celebrated memoir of a boy who retreats into books when faced with a tragedy in his family.

Children’s books are celebrated in his enlightened examination of the joys of childhood reading, from fairy tales to Where the Wild Things AreThe Lord of the Rings to the Narnia books, Little House on the Prairie to The Earthsea Trilogy, and many more beloved favourites.

‘Exuberant and serious, funny and sophisticated, this memoir of reading and childhood is a delight.’ Andrea Ashworth



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