Francis Spufford

“If your memory was OK you could descend upon on a bookshop – a big enough one so that the staff wouldn’t hassle a browser – and steal the contents of books by reading them. I drank down 1984 while loitering in the 'O' section of the giant Heffers store in Cambridge. When I was full I carried the slopping vessel of my attention carefully out of the shop.”


Francis Spufford, The Child That Books Built: A Life in Reading
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The Child That Books Built: A Life in Reading The Child That Books Built: A Life in Reading by Francis Spufford
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