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Bookworm: A Memoir of Childhood Reading

Bookworm: A Memoir of Childhood Reading (Paperback)

By Mangan, Lucy

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'Passionate, witty, informed, and gloriously opinionated' Jacqueline Wilson 'I felt like this was written just for me, and I think everyone will feel this way' Jenny Colgan 'Beautiful and moving... It will kickstart a cascade of nostalgia for countless people' Marian Keyes When L...ucy Mangan was little, stories were everything. They opened up new worlds and cast light on all the complexities she encountered in this one. She was whisked away to Narnia - and Kirrin Island - and Wonderland. She ventured down rabbit holes and womble burrows into midnight gardens and chocolate factories. She wandered the countryside with Milly-Molly-Mandy, and played by the tracks with the Railway Children. With Charlotte's Web she discovered Death and with Judy Blume it was Boys. No wonder she only left the house for her weekly trip to the library or to spend her pocket money on amassing her own at home. In Bookworm, Lucy revisits her childhood reading with wit, love and gratitude. She relives our best-beloved books, their extraordinary creators, and looks at the thousand subtle ways they shape our lives. She also disinters a few forgotten treasures to inspire the next generation of bookworms and set them on their way. Lucy brings the favourite characters of our collective childhoods back to life - prompting endless re-readings, rediscoveries, and, inevitably, fierce debate - and brilliantly uses them to tell her own story, that of a born, and unrepentant, bookworm.
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ISBN 9781784709228
Released NZ 7 May 2019
Publisher Vintage
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781784709228
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Vintage
Released 7 May 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Mangan, Lucy
Category Award Winning
Novels, Other Prose & Writers
Children's Literature Studies: General
Biography & Autobiography
Gift Books
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 21mm
Dewey Code 809.89282
Weight 234g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Children - Books and reading
NBS Text Fiction Companions
ONIX Text General/trade

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