About this book
A charming account of a lifelong obsession with books, which combines anecdotes about figures such as Orwell and Coleridge with tales of the author's own pathologically literary family. "One of the most delightful volumes to have come across my desk in a long while..." Robert McCrum, "The Observer".
The author is the sort of person who learned about sex from her father's copy of "Fanny Hill", and who once found herself poring over a 1974 Toyota Corolla manual because it was the only thing in her apartment that she had not read at least twice. This title recounts her lifelong obsession with books.