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November 18, 2018



Some years ago our libraries were threatened with closure and someone came up with the idea that if all members gathered together and removed ALL the books it would send a strong message to the Government. I took out about 60 books and kept them in my car for a week; taking them back was somewhat of a problem because the lift had failed and I had difficulty in using the stairs with lots of books in my arms. Our libraries are still open...


T, I really like all four of these "library" quotes + sketches, of course, but I think the one with Shakespeare and perhaps Jane Austen? looking over the young reader’s shoulder is especially moving – I love the idea of a chain of writers all building on what has gone before, and of reading the same things that others have read down the years, the same words that my great-great-grandparents heard, and my grandparents, and my children.

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