Memories of our childhood libraries

To kick off the new year on the blog we continue our mini series on libraries from childhood, this time with Sam Nesbit.

Sam Nesbit

Blindfold me, spin me dizzy, and send me staggering down the Uxbridge Road: I could still find my way to the shelf which held the Dorling Kindersley Encyclopaedia of Sharks in Shepherds Bush Public Library. Such was my fascination with all things Carcharodon carcharias that I must’ve borrowed that book over 50 times (no automatic renewals in the 80s!), and it helped embed a lifelong fear of swimming in water more than knee-high. (My dad letting me watch ‘Jaws’ at a ridiculously young age didn’t help, but I’m not pointing fingers…)

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