Gifts of Reading The
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An autobiographical essay on the importance of giving and receiving books - from the bestselling author of Landmarks and The Old Ways
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 both participants the richer. 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 our most lyrical writers comes a short and intensely moving essay on the power, beauty and value of the given book.
Book details and technical specifications
Format: Paperback / softback
Published: June 2017
Number of pages: 48
Width: 111 mm
Height: 150 mm
Depth: 3 mm
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd