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The Child that Books Built

(2018)
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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.

Genre: Children's Fiction

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Hardback Editions

March 2002 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Child that Books Built
Author(s): Francis Spufford
ISBN: 0-571-19132-0 / 978-0-571-19132-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber and Faber
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Paperback Editions

October 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Child that Books Built
Author(s): Francis Spufford
ISBN: 0-571-34679-0 / 978-0-571-34679-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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February 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Child that Books Built
Author(s): Francis Spufford
ISBN: 0-571-21467-3 / 978-0-571-21467-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

December 2010 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Child that Books Built
Author(s): Francis Spufford
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA