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The Gifts of Reading
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An autobiographical essay on the importance of giving and receiving books - from the bestselling author of Landmarks and The Old Ways.

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Robert Macfarlane is the author of Mountains of the Mind, The Wild Places, The Old Ways and Landmarks. Mountains of the Mind won the Guardian First Book Award and the Somerset Maugham Award and The Wild Places won the Boardman-Tasker Award. Both books have been adapted for television by the BBC. He is a Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and writes on environmentalism, literature and travel for publications including the Guardian, the Sunday Times and The New York Times. He is currently working on an illustrated children's book about the natural world in collaboration with illustrator Jackie Morris.

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I'll read anything Macfarlane writes -- David Mitchell, author of 'Cloud Atlas'
[Macfarlane] can unfurl a sentence with the breathless ease of a master angler, a writer whose ideas transcend the physical region he explores * New York Times Book Review *
[Macfarlane] is a godfather of a cultural moment * Sunday Times on Landmarks *

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