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The Gifts of Reading

(2020)
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From the bestselling author of UNDERLAND, THE OLD WAYS and THE LOST WORDS - an essay on the joy of reading, for anyone who has ever loved a book

Every book is a kind of gift to its reader, and the act of giving books is charged with a special emotional resonance. It is a meeting of three minds (the giver, the author, the recipient), an exchange of intellectual and psychological currency, that leaves each participant enriched. Here Robert Macfarlane recounts the story of a book he was given as a young man, and how he managed eventually to return the favour, though never repay the debt.

From one of the most lyrical writers of our time comes a perfectly formed gem, a lyrical celebration of the transcendent power and humanity of the given book.



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ISBN: 1-4746-1568-6 / 978-1-4746-1568-6 (UK edition)
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September 2020 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Gifts of Reading
Author(s): Robert Macfarlane, William Boyd, Candice Carty-Williams
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
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Title: The Gifts of Reading
Author(s): Robert Macfarlane, William Boyd, Candice Carty-Williams, Chigozie Obioma, Philip Pullman, Imtiaz Dharker, Roddy Doyle, Pico Iyer, Andy Miller, Jackie Morris, Jan Morris, Sisonke Msimang, Dina Nayeri, Michael Ondaa
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