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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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Reading provides a unique kind of pleasure and no-one should live without it. This title tells us about the experience of reading, why access to books should never be taken for granted, how reading  Read more...

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Mark Haddon is an author, illustrator and screenwriter who has written fifteen books for children and won two BAFTAs. His bestselling novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time was Read more...

 
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