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Jacob’s Room is Full of Books: A Year of Reading by Susan Hill



ISBN: 9781781250815 Category: Tags: ,


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.

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Weight 230 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 16 mm


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