Friday, April 08, 2005

Like me, you probably heard the frankly barking debate on this morning's Today Programme about One Book For Stevenage - where Stevenage, a small town in Hertfordhsire is encouraging everyone in the town to read the same book, to increase literacy. All well and good, what's barking is that - after rejecting Nick Hornby - the book chosen is Across the Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn, set in a mythical land resembling medieval Japan. So magical realism wins the day.

I'm going to start One Book For Kilburn, and it's going to be Angela's Ashes.

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