I grew up in Teesside in the 1970s; I didn’t really like being a child. I was chubby and lived a few miles from my primary school which was unusual, all the other children lived practically on the same street. This was enough to make me into a bit of a loner, certainly a bit lonely.
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World Book Night has announced the 20 titles available to give away in this year's event, as well as opening applications to become a giver.
A Reading Agency survey has revealed that 63% of men don’t read as much as they think they should, with almost 30% not having picked up a book since their schooldays.
The 20 titles for next year's World Book Night have been announced
WLTB's roving reporter Simon Savidge attended a glittering night for books in Liverpool
Tonight sees half a million books given away by book-lovers. Here's this year's titles
The author of World Book Night title The Secret Scripture Sebastian Barry tells WLTB about the books he loves best