The Gifts Of Reading

November 21, 2017|
The Gifts Of Reading by Robert Macfarlane
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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.
Robert Macfarlane is the author of Mountains of the Mind, The Wild Places, The Old Ways, Landmarks, and The Lost Words, co-created with Jackie Morris. Mountains of the Mind won the Guardian First Book Award and the Somerset Maugham Award and The Wild Places won the Boardman-Tasker Award. Both books have been adapted for television by t...
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Title:The Gifts Of Reading
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:32 pages, 5.9 X 4.4 X 0.1 in
Shipping dimensions:32 pages, 5.9 X 4.4 X 0.1 in
Published:November 21, 2017
Publisher:Penguin Uk
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780241978313

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