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National Year of Reading

Asked about the National Year of Reading, the PMS replied that the National Year of Reading was launched today in Downing Street with Ed Balls and it was a nationwide campaign to promote the power of reading to change the lives of individuals and community. It involved local authorities, libraries, schools, voluntary organisations, and many others. At the launch this morning school children, authors and stake holders attended, including the authors Tony Parsons, Michael Morpugo, Jacqueline Wilson and William Boyd.

Asked what books the Prime Minister was recommending, the PMS replied that there was not a recommended reading list, but as everyone knew the Prime Minister was an avid reader of many works.

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