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Bookworm: A Memoir of Childhood Reading

Bookworm: A Memoir of Childhood Reading (Hardback)

By Mangan, Lucy

The Cat in the Hat? Barbar? The Very Hungry Caterpillar? Whoever it was for you, it's very hard to forget the vivid intensity of your first encounter with a book. As a bespectacled young bookworm, Lucy Mangan devoured books: from early picture books, to Swallows and Amazons, Enid... Blyton to Little Women, and from trashy teen romances to her first proper 'grown-up' novels. In Bookworm, she revisits this early enthusiasm; celebrating the enduring classics, and disinterring some forgotten treasures. This is a love letter to the joys of childhood reading, full of enthusiasm and wit, telling the colourful story of our best-loved children's books, the extraordinary people who created them, and the thousand subtle ways they shape our lives. It also comes packed with brilliant recommendations to inspire the next generation of bookworms and set them on their way. This impassioned book will bring the unforgettable characters of our collective childhoods back to life - prompting endless re-readings, rediscoveries, and, inevitably, fierce debate. It will also act as an invaluable guide to anyone looking to build a children's library and wondering where to start, or where to go next.
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ISBN 9780224098854
Released NZ 15 Mar 2018
Publisher Vintage
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780224098854
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Square Peg
Released 15 Mar 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Mangan, Lucy
Category Novels, Other Prose & Writers
Children's Literature Studies: General
Biography & Autobiography
Gift Books
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 144mm
Height: 222mm
Spine: 32mm
Dewey Code 809.89282
Weight 453g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Children - Books and reading
NBS Text Fiction Companions
ONIX Text General/trade