About this book
Francis Sufford explores the effects of reading on our development in this widely acclaimed pot-pourri of literary criticism, biography, psychology and memoir from Francis Spufford, describing how he preferred to retreat into books rather than face family tragedy. "A wonderfully composed and wholly original memoir, sounding the classics of children's literature" "Evening Standard". "A remarkable book" "Observer".
What would you find if you went back and re-read all of your favourite books from childhood? Francis Spufford discovers both delight and sadness, in this memoir of a boy who retreats into books, faced with a tragedy in his family.
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