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Issue Details: First known date: 2012... 2012 By the Book : A Reader's Guide to Life
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'By the Book is Ramona Koval's love letter to books and writing.

'What is it about reading that we love so much? Why do books make our lives so much richer?

'Ramona's Koval's By the Book is about reading and living, and about the authors that have written themselves into her life: from Oliver Sacks to Oscar Wilde, Christina Stead to Grace Paley. It is about learning to read (and asking her mother to buy her a copy of the Kama Sutra), about love and science (and her childhood ambition to be Marie Curie), about arctic exploration (and her ruminations on what part of a husky she would eat if she had to), about poetry and travel and falling in love.

'In our book-devouring nation, this is a book for every avid reader and every avid listener who has been spellbound by Ramona's interviews over the years.'

Notes

  • Dedication:

    For my five little readers - Maya, Eden, Bella, Amelia, and Jess - with love.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2012 .
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      Extent: 250p.
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: 24 October 2012.
      ISBN: 9781921961311 (ekk.), 9781922079060 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

A Pair of Ragged Claws Stephen Romei , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 23-24 February 2013; (p. 19)
A Life Lived in Chapters Brenda Niall , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 28-29 December 2012; (p. 25) The Saturday Age , 29 December 2012; (p. 21)

— Review of By the Book : A Reader's Guide to Life Ramona Koval , 2012 single work prose
Reading: A LIfe Force Colin Steele , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 8 December 2012; (p. 26)

— Review of By the Book : A Reader's Guide to Life Ramona Koval , 2012 single work prose
Books of the Week Fiona Stager , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 24 - 25 November 2012; (p. 37)

— Review of By the Book : A Reader's Guide to Life Ramona Koval , 2012 single work prose
Passions Provoked by the Book Peter Pierce , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 27 - 28 October 2012; (p. 22-23)

— Review of The Burning Library : Our Great Novelists Lost and Found Geordie Williamson , 2012 selected work criticism ; By the Book : A Reader's Guide to Life Ramona Koval , 2012 single work prose
[Review] By the Book : A Reader's Guide to Life Joanne Shiells , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , August/September vol. 92 no. 1 2012; (p. 22)

— Review of By the Book : A Reader's Guide to Life Ramona Koval , 2012 single work prose
Passions Provoked by the Book Peter Pierce , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 27 - 28 October 2012; (p. 22-23)

— Review of The Burning Library : Our Great Novelists Lost and Found Geordie Williamson , 2012 selected work criticism ; By the Book : A Reader's Guide to Life Ramona Koval , 2012 single work prose
Books of the Week Fiona Stager , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 24 - 25 November 2012; (p. 37)

— Review of By the Book : A Reader's Guide to Life Ramona Koval , 2012 single work prose
Reading: A LIfe Force Colin Steele , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 8 December 2012; (p. 26)

— Review of By the Book : A Reader's Guide to Life Ramona Koval , 2012 single work prose
A Life Lived in Chapters Brenda Niall , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 28-29 December 2012; (p. 25) The Saturday Age , 29 December 2012; (p. 21)

— Review of By the Book : A Reader's Guide to Life Ramona Koval , 2012 single work prose
Colourful Chapters Jane Sullivan , 2012 single work biography
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 27 October 2012; (p. 19, 22) The Saturday Age , 27 October 2012; (p. 30-31) The Sydney Morning Herald , 27-28 October 2012; (p. 32-33)
A Pair of Ragged Claws Stephen Romei , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 23-24 February 2013; (p. 19)
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