No One Round Here Reads Tolstoy : Memoirs of a Working-Class Reader

No One Round Here Reads Tolstoy : Memoirs of a Working

Class Reader

Regular price $15.00

Mark Hodkinson

Category: Biographies & Memoirs

Format: Paperback / softback

Publication date: 5/4/23

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN 13: 9780198810506

Total Pages: 368 pages

Weight: 262

Dimensions: 128 x 197 x 28

Mark Hodkinson grew up among the terrace houses of Rochdale in a house with just one book. Today, Mark is an author, journalist and publisher. He still lives in Rochdale but is now surrounded by 3,500 titles, at the last count. No One Round Here Reads Tolstoy is his story of growing up a working-class lad during the 1970s and 1980s. It's about the schools, the music, the people - but pre-eminently and profoundly the books and authors that led the way and shaped his life. It's about a family who didn't see the point of reading, and a troubled grandad who taught Mark the power of stories. It's also a story of how writing and reading has changed over the last five decades.