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    DescriptionWhile travelling in Calgary, Alberto Manguel was struck by how the novel he was reading seemed to reflect the world he was living in. An article in the daily paper would be suddenly illuminated by a passage in the novel; a long reflection would be prompted by a single word. He decided to keep a record of these moments, rereading a book a month, and formed "A Reading Diary": a volume of notes, impressions of travel, of friends, of public and private events, all elicited by his reading.

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    A Reading Diary
    A Year of Favourite Books
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alberto Manguel
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 199 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 195 g
    ISBN 13: 9781841958217
    ISBN 10: 1841958212

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.5
    BIC subject category V2: DSB
    BISAC V2.8: BIO007000, LIT007000
    DC22: 809
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004020, BIO026000
    Thema V1.0: DNB, DSB
    Canongate Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Canongate Books Ltd
    Publication date
    31 August 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Alberto Manguel was born in Buenos Aires and has lived in Italy, England, Tahiti, Canada and France. He is a prize-winning translator and has edited ten anthologies. He has published two novels, including Stevenson Under the Palm Trees (published by Canongate). His non-fiction includes Reading Pictures and The Dictionary of Imaginary Places, among other works.
    Review quote
    "If you don't have room in your case for 12 of your own favourites, A Reading Diary would be the best substitute." OBSERVER "Inspirational and enormously entertaining." BIG ISSUE "An elegant, quaint and sensitive meditation on the nature of reading." TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT"