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    Dear Reader: The Comfort and Joy of Books

    £12.99
    Having always had her nose buried in a book, Cathy Rentzenbrink is someone whose life beyond that of her imagination ought to be nothing much to write home about. However, as anyone who has read her bestselling memoir The Last Act of Love will know, the tragic death of her brother Matty was an event that profoundly affected her – and continues to do so. What’s more, although it could never quell the pain, chronicling that awful experience also confirmed her as an exceptional memoirist, with the ability to recount stories of her life with style and panache. In Dear Reader, Rentzenbrink canters through her whole life to date, punctuating her experiences (including the time around Matty’s accident) with many of the books she read along the way. It’s a wonderfully engaging device, leaving readers with another captivating memoir and a stunningly diverse list of books to turn to in good times or bad.
    ISBN: 9781509891528
    AuthorCathy Rentzenbrink
    Pub Date17/09/2020
    BindingHardback
    Pages240
    Availability: In Stock

    'I loved this book . . . I'm so desperate for you all to share in its wonder' - Elizabeth Day, author of How To Fail.

    Dear Reader is a moving, funny and joyous exploration of how books can change the course of your life, packed with recommendations from one reader to another.

    For as long as she can remember, Cathy Rentzenbrink has lost and found herself in stories. Growing up she was rarely seen without her nose in a book and read in secret long after lights out. When tragedy struck, books kept her afloat. Eventually they lit the way to a new path, first as a bookseller and then as a writer. No matter what the future holds, reading will always help.

    From the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Last Act of Love.

    'A love letter to stories and reading . . . a book to cherish' - Nina Stibbe, author of Love, Nina

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    'I loved this book . . . I'm so desperate for you all to share in its wonder' - Elizabeth Day, author of How To Fail.

    Dear Reader is a moving, funny and joyous exploration of how books can change the course of your life, packed with recommendations from one reader to another.

    For as long as she can remember, Cathy Rentzenbrink has lost and found herself in stories. Growing up she was rarely seen without her nose in a book and read in secret long after lights out. When tragedy struck, books kept her afloat. Eventually they lit the way to a new path, first as a bookseller and then as a writer. No matter what the future holds, reading will always help.

    From the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Last Act of Love.

    'A love letter to stories and reading . . . a book to cherish' - Nina Stibbe, author of Love, Nina