Bookworm: A Memoir of Childhood Reading

August 11, 2019 - Comment

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Anonymous says:

Agony and ecstasy I have lapped this book up like a brand new sponge in a large bath . I loved it , and it will always stay on my book pile .I to was a bookworm , reading anything, everywhere , by torch light , street light , huddled in a corner whilst life went on around me .I have missed a fair few meals because I didn’t even know it was meal time !Lucy perfectly captures the ‘ just one more page / chapter ‘ accurately. It had some very warm passages where I laughed out aloud . I did enjoy the…

Anonymous says:

A gem I’m so pleased to have discovered this book, I just have to say so, although I’m possibly just reiterating the above reviews. I am a bit older than Lucy & a lot of her books are not ones I’ve read but I cannot express just how happy I am that we both adored The Phantom Tollbooth! I have also got hold of Adventures With Brindle – I’ve kept Great Danes for over 30 years – and I have just ordered Tom’s Midnight Garden.when I bought this book I had been hoping Lucy had read a book I have been…

Anonymous says:

Beg steal or borrow this book Well perhaps not steal. A bookworm I was not. Our homes library fitted on one shelf and didn’t get much beyond Noddy and The Famous Five. But like Lucy Mangan we had the public library up the road and that had to do.As the books subtitle says it’s a memoir of childhood reading. I read it over the Bank holiday weekend and was swept along by her growing up among and through so many children’s books. The relaxed and easy to read style is packed full of those little insights into a…

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