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"A book any book blogger would appreciate as an accompaniment to their literature list."  —A Room of One's Own blog


"Offers society a literary shake...I feel better able to answer non-readers who ask me, 'why should I read a book?'"  —Maple and a Quill

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Mark Haddon is the author of the bestselling novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, which won 17 literary prizes, including the Whitbread Award. Michael Rosen is the author of the bestselling children's book We're Going on a Bear HuntZadie Smith is the author of the bestselling White TeethThe Autograph Man, and On Beauty, which was short listed for the Man Booker Prize, and won the Orange Prize for Fiction. She is a reviewer for Harper's, is a professor at New York University, and lives part of the time in New York City. Carmen Callil is the founder of Virago Press, has chaired the judging panel of the Booker Prize, and was a judge for the Man Booker International Prize in 2011. Jeanette Winterson is the Whitbread Prize–winning author of 10 novels, including Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit and Written on the BodyTim Parks has won several awards and been short listed for the Man Booker Prize. His works include An Italian Education, Italian Neighbors, and Teach Us to Sit Still. Blake Morrison is the author of And When Did You Last See Your Father? Dr. Maryann Wolf is the author of Proust and the Squid. Nicholas Carr is the author of The Big Switch and the bestselling The Shallows, a 2011 Pulitzer Prize nominee. Jane Davis is the director and founder of the UK national charity The Reader Organisation.
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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Random House UK (September 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099565943
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099565949
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.6 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,299,906 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Eugenewriter on April 17, 2013
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British essays on reading that are short, enjoyable, sometimes astonishing. If you love reading, this a chance to think about its pleasures with distinguished writers.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Doak W. on June 28, 2013
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I think that citizens of this country need to control their TV viewing
and read more. This is a good place to start. It is a good experience
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