Better Than Life by Daniel Pennac

Better Than LifeI forgot to mention that I was over at Vulpes Libris recently, writing about Nicola Humble’s wonderful The Feminine Middlebrow Novel (as part of Academic Book Week) – enjoy the slightly bizarre comment section! – but I shan’t overlook my latest post for the foxes. It’s about Better Than Life by Daniel Pennac (published in French in 1992 and translated by David Homel in 1994) and that link will take you there.

I’m a sucker for a book about reading, as you might have guessed by now if you’ve been around here for a while, and this quirky book meanders winningly through inculcating a love of reading as a parent, a teacher, and as a reader. Read all about it; read all about it…

2 thoughts on “Better Than Life by Daniel Pennac

  • November 25, 2015 at 10:32 am

    The Nicola Humble one sounds really interesting but there don’t seem to be any copies around for less than £35. Are there any plans to reprint it?

    • November 25, 2015 at 12:05 pm

      Oh what a shame. I don’t think there are any plans to reprint – but perhaps you could persuade a local library to buy it??


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