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Things I Don't Want to Know

Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
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Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Things I Don't Want to Know by Deborah Levy. 

Things I Don't Want to Know is the first in Deborah Levy's essential three-part 'Living Autobiography' on writing and womanhood. Taking George Orwell's famous essay 'Why I Write' as a jumping-off point, Deborah Levy offers her own indispensable reflections of the writing life. With wit, clarity and calm brilliance, she considers how the writer must stake claim to that contested territory as a young woman and shape it to her need. 

Things I Don't Want to Know is a work of dazzling insight and deep psychological succour from one of our most vital contemporary writers. 

©2014 Deborah Levy (P)2018 Penguin Books Limited

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"Unmissable. Like chancing upon an oasis, you want to drink it slowly.... Subtle, unpredictable, surprising." (The Guardian

"Superb sharpness and originality of imagination. An inspiring work of writing." (Marina Warner)

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Wonderful book, non-stop listening

Deborah IS a genius. Every sentence is as sharp and necessary. I was followed her around the globe through her words and I didn't want to leave her.
Juliet's narration is sublime. Her on point change of accents helped the teletransporting and her reading pace was perfect.

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Loved it!

Loved how eloquent the writing is. You truly feel for the main character and Juliet Stevenson brings this to life!

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