Bookworm: A Memoir of Childhood Reading

by Lucy Mangan

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'Beautiful and moving... It will kickstart a cascade of nostalgia for countless people' Marian Keyes

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. No wonder she only left the house for her weekly trip to the library.

In Bookworm, Lucy brings the favourite 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.

'Passionate, witty, informed, and gloriously opinionated' Jacqueline Wilson

'A deliciously nostalgic treat' Good Housekeeping

'Lucy Mangan has enough comic energy to power the National Grid' The Spectator

  • ISBN10 144819122X
  • ISBN13 9781448191222
  • Publish Date 1 March 2018
  • Publish Status Active
  • Publish Country GB
  • Publisher Vintage Publishing
  • Imprint Vintage Digital
  • Format eBook (EPUB)
  • Pages 336
  • Language English