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World Book Night

Saturday 23 April 2016

With Bernadette Russell and Sandra Agard - with thanks to Cathy Myers

Since it began in 2011, World Book Night has created an extraordinary group of 56,000 volunteers giving books away to over 2.25 million people in total.

On 23 April 2015, 250,000 books of 20 specially printed World Book Night titles were given out by the network of volunteer reading enthusiasts and institutions. I was delighted to be handing out Ann Cleeves Too Good To Be True.

Sandra Agard performed a happy and sad Anansi story and Bernadette Russell, Lewisham's "Writer in Deptford" helped celebrate the joy of reading books.