World Book Night
Oh to be in England now that everyone is talking about books!
Anne Robinson (brilliant choice) featuring in a new ‘Desert Island Discs’ type book programme on BBC TV, Raymond Chandler on the radio, 400th Anniversary of the Authorised King James Bible, and everyone discussing the exciting initiative that is World Book Night. Could it possibly be that we supporters of the printed word are getting our way? Eat your hearts out ereader readers.
Had many of us really taken very much notice of World Book Day until Jamie Byng got together with a group of publishers to really make a night of it? Well, we at Prometheus Bound are going to do our bit too. For the three days, from March 3rd to March 5th, we are going to be offering anybody who orders a book from us a reduction of £25 off their total bill.
Mother’s Day is looming and with £25 off it’s going to be very reasonable to buy her favourite book, have it bound in her favourite colour and emboss a loving message on it. Don’t blame us if she bursts into tears (of joy, of course). The twenty five great books selected for World Book Night will of course feature in the book lists on our site should any of those be her choice. And I have to say that several of them are well up my own personal Top Ten – Love in the Time of Cholera, Stuart – a Life Backwards, the very wonderful Cloud Atlas.
How exciting it is that so many people will now get a chance to discover the magic that a great book imparts.