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Not Drowning, Reading

Written by Andrew Relph


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As a child, Relph had a reading disability; now he is a psychoanalyst and professional conversationalist whose memoir explores why our relationships with authors and characters can be as vital as any we form in ‘real life’.

‘… has brought a new perspective to my reading.’ Phillip Adams

‘This conversation about literature [is one that] few readers will be able to resist joining.’ Robert Dessaix

‘[A] warm and profound book about the deep value of thoughtfulness, of loving and reading.’ Brenda Walker

Not Drowning, Reading is a psychological autobiography through books; an absorbing meditation on the ways authors, characters, and readers can interact.’ Australian Book Review

ISBN 9781921696800 (Paperback)
Formats B+ Format (208 x 140mm) (Paperback)
Categories Current Affairs, Culture & Social History
Autobiography, Biography & Memoir
Pages 184
Publication Year 2012
Edition 1st
Publisher Fremantle Press
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    Andrew Relph

    Andrew Relph is a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist who lives and works in Perth. Read more