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The Child That Books Built by Francis Spufford
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Jun 14, 12

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bookshelves: biography, non-fiction

This started strongly, with Spufford's lyrical descriptions of what books mean to him, woven through the stories of his own childhood. However, I felt it became too abstract, favouring discussion on the theories of reading over the (to me) more interesting personal perspective. Still lovely to realise I'm not the only book addict out there!

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