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Bookworm: A Memoir of Childhood Reading

Bookworm: A Memoir of Childhood Reading

by Lucy Mangan


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When Lucy Mangan was little, stories were everything. They opened up different worlds and cast new light on this one. She was whisked away to Narnia, and Kirrin Island, and Wonderland. She ventured down rabbit holes and womble burrows into midnight gardens and chocolate factories. With Charlotte’s Web she discovered Death and with Judy Blume it was Boys. No wonder she only left the house for her weekly trip to the library. In Bookworm, Lucy brings the favorite characters of our collective childhoods back to life and disinters a few forgotten treasures poignantly, wittily using them to tell her own story, that of a born, and unrepentant, bookworm.

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ISBN-13: 9781784709228
Publisher: Penguin Random House UK
Publication date: 09/01/2019
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 784,174
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Lucy Mangan is a columnist for Guardian Weekend magazine and Stylist, and the author of My Family and Other Disasters, The Reluctant Bride and Hopscotch and Handbags.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 The Very Hungry Reader 5

2 To The Library 47

3 Now I am Six 68

4 The Blyton Interregnum 109

5 Through a Wardrobe 126

6 Grandmothers & Little Women 159

7 Wonderlands 179

8 Happy Golden Years 208

9 Darkness Rising 255

10 A Coming of Age 272

Lucy's Bookshelf 309

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