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The Resource The pleasure of reading, edited by Antonia Fraser

The pleasure of reading, edited by Antonia Fraser

Label
The pleasure of reading
Title
The pleasure of reading
Statement of responsibility
edited by Antonia Fraser
Title variation
Pleasure of reading
Title variation remainder
43 writers on the discovery of reading and the books that inspired them
Contributor
Editor
Issuing body
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this delightful collection forty acclaimed writers explain what first made them interested in literature, what inspired them to read and what makes them continue to do so. First published in 1992 in hardback only, original contributors include Margaret Atwood, J. G. Ballard, Melvyn Bragg, A. S. Byatt, Carol Ann Duffy, Simon Gray, Germaine Greer, Alan Hollinghurst, Doris Lessing, Candia McWilliam, Edna O'Brien, Ruth Rendell, Tom Stoppard, Sue Townsend and Jeanette Winterson. The new edition will include essays from five new writers, Emily Berry, Kamila Shamsie, Rory Stewart, Katie Waldegrave and Tom Wells. Royalties generated from this project will go to Give a Book, www.giveabook.org.uk, a charity set up in 2011 that seeks to get books to places where they will be of particular benefit. Give a Book works in conjunction with Age UK, Prison Reading Groups, Maggie's Centres, which help people affected by cancer, and various schools and literacy projects, such as Beanstalk, where many pupils have never had a book of their own in their lives
Cataloging source
QRML
Dewey number
028
Index
no index present
LC call number
Z1003
LC item number
.P58 2015
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1932-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Fraser, Antonia
  • W.H. Smith & Son
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • W.H. Smith & Son
  • Authors
  • Books and reading
  • Literature
Label
The pleasure of reading, edited by Antonia Fraser
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain 1992 in commemoration of the bicentenary of W.H. Smith"--T.p. verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Stephen Spender -- Michael Foot -- Patrick Leigh Fermor -- Doris Lessing -- Brian Moore -- Robert Burchfield -- Judith Kerr -- John Mortimer -- John Fowles -- Jan Morris -- Philip Ziegler -- J. G. Ballard -- Ruth Rendell -- Edna O'Brien -- John Carey -- Jane Gardam -- Ronald Harwood -- A. S. Byatt -- Simon Gray -- Roger McGough -- Emma Tennant -- Tom Stoppard -- Margaret Atwood -- Germaine Greer -- Melvyn Bragg -- Gita Mehta -- Buchi Emecheta -- Sally Beauman -- Wendy Cope -- Sue Townsend -- Hermione Lee -- Timberlake Wertenbaker -- Alan Hollinghurst -- Carol Ann Duffy -- Paul Sayer -- Candia McWilliam -- Rana Rabbani -- Jeanette Winterson -- Kamila Shamsie -- Rory Stewart -- Katie Waldegrave -- Emily Berry -- Tom Wells
Control code
000054876568
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
New edition.
Extent
xxii, 329 pages
Isbn
9781408859629
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)909243377
Label
The pleasure of reading, edited by Antonia Fraser
Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain 1992 in commemoration of the bicentenary of W.H. Smith"--T.p. verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Stephen Spender -- Michael Foot -- Patrick Leigh Fermor -- Doris Lessing -- Brian Moore -- Robert Burchfield -- Judith Kerr -- John Mortimer -- John Fowles -- Jan Morris -- Philip Ziegler -- J. G. Ballard -- Ruth Rendell -- Edna O'Brien -- John Carey -- Jane Gardam -- Ronald Harwood -- A. S. Byatt -- Simon Gray -- Roger McGough -- Emma Tennant -- Tom Stoppard -- Margaret Atwood -- Germaine Greer -- Melvyn Bragg -- Gita Mehta -- Buchi Emecheta -- Sally Beauman -- Wendy Cope -- Sue Townsend -- Hermione Lee -- Timberlake Wertenbaker -- Alan Hollinghurst -- Carol Ann Duffy -- Paul Sayer -- Candia McWilliam -- Rana Rabbani -- Jeanette Winterson -- Kamila Shamsie -- Rory Stewart -- Katie Waldegrave -- Emily Berry -- Tom Wells
Control code
000054876568
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
New edition.
Extent
xxii, 329 pages
Isbn
9781408859629
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)909243377

Library Locations

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