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Title: JACOB'S ROOM IS FULL OF BOOKS
A YEAR OF READING
By: Susan Hill
Format: Hardback

List price: £12.99


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ISBN 10: 1781250804
ISBN 13: 9781781250808
Publisher: PROFILE BOOKS LTD
Pub. date: 5 October, 2017
Pages: 256
Translated from: English
Synopsis: When we spend so much of our time immersed in books, who's to say where reading ends and living begins? The two are impossibly and gloriously wedded, as Hill shows in Jacob's Room Is Full of Books. Considering everything from Edith Wharton's novels through to Alan Bennett's diaries, Virginia Woolf and the writings of twelfth century monk Aelred of Rievaulx, Susan Hill charts a year of her life through the books she has read, reread or returned to the shelf. From beneath a shady tree in a hot French summer, or the warmth of a kitchen during an English winter, Hill reflects on what her reading throws up, from writing and writers to politics and religion, as well as the joy of dandies or the pleasure of watching a line of geese cross a meadow. Full of wry observations and warm humour, as well as strong opinions freely aired, this is a rare and wonderful insight into the rich world of reading from one of the nation's most accomplished authors.
Publication: UK
Imprint: Profile Books Ltd
Returns: Returnable
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