A Life in Books
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Twenty five and fresh from Canada, publisher Lennie Goodings (A Bite of the Apple: A Life with Books, Writers and Virago) knew she’d found her home at Virago, where ‘books, ideas, politics, imagination, feminism, and business was the air we breathed’ and would set her on a career path working with Margaret Atwood, Marilynne Robinson, Sarah Waters and Maya Angelou. For as long as Cathy Rentzenbrink (Dear Reader: The Comfort and Joy of Books) can remember, she has lost and found herself in stories: when tragedy struck, books kept her afloat and eventually they lit the way to a new path, first as a bookseller and then as a writer. They discuss their lives lived, and shaped, in the world of books with Clare Clark. Lennie Goodings will now be appearing in this event digitally.