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Issue Details: First known date: 2019... 2019 The Innocent Reader : Reflections on Reading and Writing
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'Books are impractical companions and housemates: they are heavy when you are travelling, and in the home take up a lot of space, are hard to keep clean, and harbour insects. It is not a matter of the physical book, it is the deep emotional connection that stretches back to my early years. Living without them is unimaginable.

'These collected essays share a joyous and plaintive glimpse into the reading and writing life of novelist, editor and teacher of creative writing Debra Adelaide.

'Every book I have read becomes part of me, and discarding any is like tearing out a page from my own life.

'With immediate wit and intimacy, Adelaide explores what shapes us as readers, how books inform, console and broaden our senses of self, and the constant conversation of authors and readers with the rest of their libraries. Drawing from her experiences in the publishing industry, the academic world, her own life and the literary and critical communities, she paints a vibrant portrait of a life lived in and by books, perfect for any student, bibliophile, editor, or simply: reader.' (Publication summary)
 

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    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Picador , 2019 .
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      Extent: 272p.
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      • Published: 24th September 2019
      ISBN: 9781760784355

Works about this Work

More Than Stories : Reflections on Books and Writing Susan Sheridan , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December no. 417 2019; (p. 57-58)

— Review of The Innocent Reader : Reflections on Reading and Writing Debra Adelaide , 2019 selected work essay ; Wild about Books : Essays on Books and Writing Michael Wilding , 2019 selected work essay
Worlds of the Written Word Carmel Bird , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 28 September 2019; (p. 21)

— Review of The Innocent Reader : Reflections on Reading and Writing Debra Adelaide , 2019 selected work essay

'‘Books were always my treasures, my doorways into that important other world that saved me.’’ Debra Adelaide’s The Innocent Reader is a ­collection of 14 essays, all of which are frankly personal, exploring the meaning of reading and writing.' (Introduction)

Worlds of the Written Word Carmel Bird , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 28 September 2019; (p. 21)

— Review of The Innocent Reader : Reflections on Reading and Writing Debra Adelaide , 2019 selected work essay

'‘Books were always my treasures, my doorways into that important other world that saved me.’’ Debra Adelaide’s The Innocent Reader is a ­collection of 14 essays, all of which are frankly personal, exploring the meaning of reading and writing.' (Introduction)

More Than Stories : Reflections on Books and Writing Susan Sheridan , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December no. 417 2019; (p. 57-58)

— Review of The Innocent Reader : Reflections on Reading and Writing Debra Adelaide , 2019 selected work essay ; Wild about Books : Essays on Books and Writing Michael Wilding , 2019 selected work essay
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