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Things I Learned on the 6.28

Things I Learned on the 6.28

For a whole year on his train to work, Stig Abell read books from across genres and time periods. Then he wrote about them, and their impact on our culture and his own life.

The result is a work of many things: a brisk guide to the canon of Western literature; an intimate engagement with writers from Shakespeare to JK Rowling, Marcel Proust to Zora Neale Hurston; a wise and funny celebration of the power of words; and a meditation on mental unrest and how to tackle it. It will help you discover new books to love, give you the confidence to give up on those that you don’t, and remind you of ones that you already do.

Things I Learned on the 6.28 has been written for the reader in all of us.
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Genre: Literature & Literary Studies

On Sale: 12th November 2020

Price: £16.99

ISBN-13: 9781529337211

Reviews

The whole exuberant book is a lucky dip: put in your thumb, pull out a plum, and relish it. A book for Christmas and the fireside, but a book also for all days and weathers, even for a chilly morning commuter train - once commuting is back in fashion.
ALLAN MASSIE, SCOTSMAN
A lucky dip of delights . . . A book for Christmas and the fireside, but a book also for all days and weathers, even for a chilly morning commuter train - once commuting is back in fashion
Allan Massie, Scotsman