Monday 10 September 2018

The Butter Battle Book in the Bookshop

The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson

"May your stamina never fail!" Livingstone 

 "The local vicar promised to chain himself to Penguin Books’s railings until they were banned — there were petitions." - Ian Livingstone 

"They burned the books! They had a big bonfire of the books!’ It was, thinks Ian, ‘because they were concerned that children were actually using their imaginations and that this could somehow be damaging… and yet later on it was proven our gamebooks actually raised literacy by 17 per cent because it was giving the children the power to be the hero and make their own choices. It helped reluctant readers. There were kids saying: “Hey Dad, what’s a sarcophagus?” It inspired creative writing and art and design in many ways." - Steve Jackson

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