Bookworm by Lucy ManganBookworm by Lucy Mangan


byLucy Mangan

Hardcover | April 24, 2018

not yet rated|write a review

Pricing and Purchase Info

$28.47 online 
$31.99 list price save 11%
Earn 142 plum® points

Pre-order online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not yet available in stores


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.

About The Author

Lucy Mangan is a columnist for Guardian Weekend magazine and Stylist, andauthor of My Family and Other Animals, The Reluctant Bride and Hopscotchand Handbags.
A Guide to the SIAC Arbitration Rules
A Guide to the SIAC Arbitration Rules

by Mark Mangan


Available for download

Not available in stores

My Family and Other Disasters
My Family and Other Disasters

by Lucy Mangan


Available for download

Not available in stores

The Library Book
The Library Book

by Alan Bennett


Available for download

Not available in stores

Shop this author

Details & Specs

Title:BookwormFormat:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 8.5 × 5.31 × 0.98 inPublished:April 24, 2018Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0224098853

ISBN - 13:9780224098854

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Bookworm