The Pleasure of Reading

The Pleasure of Reading

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In this work 40 leading writers explain what first made them interested in reading. They describe the comics and childhood classics that first inspired them to read, and what today continues to do so. Contributors include Catherine Cookson, Jeanette Winterson, John Mortimer and Sue Townsend.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 192 x 266 x 28mm | 1,120.37g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 120 colour illustrations
  • 0747508135
  • 9780747508137

Table of contents

Catherine Cookson; Stephen Spender; Michael Foot; Patrick Leigh Fermor; Doris Lessing; Brian Moore; Robert Burchfield; Judith Kerr; John Mortimer; John Fowles; Jan Morris; Philip Ziegler; J.G. Ballard; Ruth Rendell; Edna O'Brien; John Carey; Jane Gardam; Ronald Harwood; A.S. Byatt; Simon Gray; Roger McCough; Emma Tennant; Tom Stoppard; Margaret Atwood; Germaine Greer; Melvyn Bragg; Gita Mehta; Buchi Emecheta; Sally Beauman; Wendy Cope; Sue Townsend; Hermione Lee; Timberlake Wertenbaker; Joan Smith; Alan Hollinghurst; Carol Ann Duffy; Paul Sayer; Candia McWilliam; Rana Kabbani; Jeanette Winterson.show more

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3 41% (67)
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1 1% (1)
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