Leading writers and critics, inlcuding Margaret Drabble, Alan Sillitoe and Ferdinand Mount, share their passion for books and the joys of reading in an inspiring collection of essays and writings. A Passion for Books is both a celebration of the value and importance of reading and a spirited defence against the many gloomy voices in our so-called electronic age who say the book will soon be obsolete. This book, itself a joy to read, is written for anyone who cares at all about the past and future of books and reading.
"Good browsing material and a terrific source for anyone called upon to pontificate about books and reading." - Booklist
"Book enthusiasts will find this collection... both familiar and reassuring, while younger readers will find much here to inspire them to pursue what could become a lifelong passion for the printed word." - Kirkus Reviews