Out on 05 August 2021

Dear Reader

Cathy Rentzenbrink

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05 August 2021
9781509891559
240 pages
Synopsis

'I loved this book . . . I’m so desperate for you all to share in its wonder' - Elizabeth Day
‘A warm, unpretentious manifesto for why books matter’ - Sunday Express

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, it was books that 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.

A moving, funny and joyous exploration of how books can change the course of your life, and packed with recommendations from one reader to another, Dear Reader is the ultimate love letter to reading and to finding the comfort and joy in stories.

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

Celebrates reading as a means of connection and a vehicle for escapism . . . a heartfelt reminder that, for all the wholesome effects that reading arguably has, the first reason to do it is for pleasure. Fittingly, Dear Reader is a pleasure to read

Times

If you love books or if you need companionship during a difficult patch in your life or if you simply want to be taken by the hand by a writer who is kind, wise, funny, generous, insightful and profound, then this is the book for you

Elizabeth Day

Cathy Rentzenbrink’s exploration of reading books and the comfort they bring in Dear Reader feels like art in your hands

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