A charming and revealing collection of essays from some of our best-loved writers about the pleasures of reading
Antonia Fraser is well known as a historical biographer whose books include Cromwell: Our Chief of Men, Mary, Queen of Scots, The Gunpowder Plot and The Six Wives of Henry VIII. She also writes the Jemima Shore crime novels and in 2010 published an acclaimed memoir of her life with her husband Harold Pinter, Must You Go? She has been President of English PEN and Chairman of both the Society of Authors and the Crimewriters' Association. She lives in Holland Park, London. Victoria Gray is a trustee of Give a Book, a charity founded in honour of her late husband, the playwright and diarist Simon Gray. She lives in London. Give a Book is a UK registered charity. It was set up in 2011 in memory of writer and playwright Simon Gray who loved to read and to share his reading. It facilitates the gift of books to selected charities and other organisations.
A wonderful book for those of us that are addicted to print. A
compendium of mostly British authors which lead you through their
lives of reading. Sue Townsend mentions that she didn't learn to
read before the age of eight and that her teacher was a nasty drunk
with a face like a dyspeptic badger! * Jack Coleman, ***** on Good
Really enjoyed this book :) And it brought back so many memories of my early years of reading ... reading a book in bed under the covers at night by torch light ... ALWAYS having a book to hand and being told to "Put that book down!" ... getting annoyed if ever a Birthday or Christmas Day passed WITHOUT A NEW BOOK arriving!!! * Alayne, **** on Good Reads *