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Author: Carmen Callil; et al
Publisher: London : Vintage Books, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The ten essays in this book tell us about the experience of reading, why access to books should never be taken forgranted, how reading transforms our brains, and how literature can save lives. In any 24 hours there are so many demands on your time and attention - books should be one of them.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carmen Callil; et al
ISBN: 9780099565949 0099565943
OCLC Number: 751747114
Description: 181 p. ; 20 cm.
Contents: Library Life'/ Zadie Smith --
Twelve Thoughts About Reading / Blake Morrison --
True Daemons / Carmen Callil --
Mindful Reading / Tim Parks --
The Right Words in the Right Order / Mark Haddon --
Memories and Expectations / Michael Rosen --
The Reading Revolution / Jane Davis --
A Bed. A Book. A Mountain / Jeanette Winterson --
The Dreams of Readers / Nicholas Carr.
Other Titles: Stop what you are doing and read this!
Responsibility: Carmen Callil ... [et al.].

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In the ten essays in this book some of our finest authors and passionate advocates from the worlds of science, publishing, technology and social enterprise tell us about the experience of reading,  Read more...

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"A strong argument for making "reading more" one of your new Year's Resolutions" * Metro * "Not having enough time to read is a common complaint. But as this collection of essays by ten committed Read more...

 
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