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What is it about reading that we love so much? Why do books make our lives so much richer?
"By the Book" is respected literary journalist Ramona Koval's love letter to books and writing, about reading and living, and about the authors that have written themselves into her life: from Oliver Sacks to Oscar Wilde, Christina Stead to Grace Paley. It is about learning to read (and asking her mother to buy her a copy of the Kama Sutra), about love and science, about poetry and travel and falling in love.
"By the Book" is quintessentially Ramona: warm, bright, erudite--unmissable.
Born to Yiddish-speaking survivors of the Holocaust and brought up in Melbourne, Australia, Ramona Koval found that books were her lifeline from a young age. She is now of the country's best-loved broadcasters, spending sixteen years presenting "The Book Show" on Radio National and interviewing writers on stage at festivals in Australia, Europe, and North America.
Title: By the Book: A Reader's Guide to Life
Categories: Books About Books,
Publisher: Melbourne, Text Publishing Company: 2012
ISBN Number: 1922079065
ISBN Number 13: 9781922079060
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Very Good
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 030096
Description: "True browsing means that we discover shelves and subjects that we could not have anticipated when we started. And the books we read introduce us to other books, as if we are at a magnificent party of the mind, being ever welcomed by new friends to join the conversation." PO gift inscription, fore-edges lightly tanned.