The Gifts of Reading


de Robert Macfarlane,

Format Paperback | 48 pages
Dimensions 111 x 150 x 3mm | 28g
Publication date 01 Jun 2017
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Publication City/Country London, United Kingdom
Language English
ISBN10 0241978319
ISBN13 9780241978313

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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.