The Case for Libraries by two of my top authors

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The battle for libraries is on! Obviously, I think they’re magical, excellent, exciting and necessary places (see my joy when I registered to my local library) and I really hope that they don’t disappear.

Two of my very favourite authors (unsurprisingly) agree, and have written wonderful pieces in their defence in The Guardian. They’re really interesting referring to reading in general, the imagination and the writing process as well. Read them below:

A disappointing hero in River of Ink by Paul M. M. Cooper

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As the whole world and system crumbles the invading Kings calls for a poet of the people. Asana Is charged with a new translation to placate and inspire the populace. But as all he holds dear is threatened, mysterious and irreverent versions of the text appear in Asanka’s house, and he finds rebellion creeping into his translation, with consequences he never imagined.

This is another book that surprised me by being set in Sri Lanka!! We went there on honeymoon, and heard many tales of the kings and invasions of old, so I was glad to go more into one of them in this book. Here, old legend combines with a new storyteller to change the course of events once more.