Early one autumn afternoon in pursuit of an elusive book on her shelves, or forgotten she owned, Susan Hill encountered dozens of others that she had never read, or wanted to read for a second time. Howard's end is on the landing charts the journey of one of the nation's most accomplished authors as she revisits the conversations, libraries and bookshelves of the past that have informed a lifetime of reading and writing.
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From beneath a shady tree in a hot french summer, or the warmth of a kitchen during an English winter, from writing and writers to politics and religion, Hill reflects on what her reading throws up, 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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Nearing his fortieth birthday, author and critic Andy Miller realized he's not nearly as well read as he'd like to be. A devout book lover who somehow fell out of the habit of reading, he began to ponder the power of books to change an individual life—including his own—and to the define the sort of person he would like to be.
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In the tradition of gretchen rubin’s the happiness project and Joan Dideon’s A Year of Magical Thinking, Nina Sankovitch’s soul-baring and literary-minded memoir is a chronicle of loss, hope, and redemption.
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During world war ii, he fought with local partisans against the Nazi occupiers of Crete. Leigh fermor writes, and long solitary walks in the woods—the troubled waters of the mind grow still and clear, the solemnity of ritual, “In the seclusion of a cell—an existence whose quietness is only varied by the silent meals, and much that is hidden away and all that clouds it floats to the surface and can be skimmed away; and after a time one reaches a state of peace that is unthought of in the ordinary world.
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