Saturday, March 31, 2012

Michael Morpurgo: Libraries and the NHS

The Evening Standard on 27.3.12 reporting on their Get London Reading Literacy Campaign quoted Michael Morpurgo as saying "A reading life leads to a wider understanding of the world around you and your place in it. It is something you can do all your life and free, as long as there are libraries" Keeping libraries free is as important as keeping the NHS free, he added "In this country we all believe that health care should be free at the point of delivery. Literature, stories and poems are the same. It is not something just for rich, educated and privileged people, it is for all of us."

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