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Rebecca



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2011 8:47 pm    Post subject: World Book Night  Reply with quote

I was surprised not to find a thread regarding World Book Night...or have I just missed it? Or shall I begin?  Smile


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This one has passed me by, I'm afraid. What's World Book Night? For many of us here - every night is Book Night anyway!  Very Happy



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Rebecca



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"The inaugural World Book Night will take place on Saturday, 5 March 2011, two days after World Book Day.

With the full support of the Publishers Association, the Booksellers Association, the Independent Publishers Guild, the Reading Agency with libraries, World Book Day and the BBC, one million books will be given away by an army of passionate readers to members of the public across the UK and Ireland – and you could be one of them!"

Here's the link  http://www.worldbooknight.org/


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I considered applying to take part, but was disappointed by the 25 books chosen.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As a sort of lead up to this, the beeb are to do a form of desert island discs for books (with, err, Anne Robinson hosting).

Some of the other 'Books on the BBC' programmes look good though:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-...1/jan/23/anne-robinson-bbc2-books


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Rebecca



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did apply to take part; I was a little miffed when the deadline was extended!
I like the idea of My Life in Books but would have preferred a different host, although, Ms Robinson may do a fine job.
I've been searching for quite a while for details of the re-run of Faulks on Fiction so I don't miss it. I watch very little TV so I don't see on-screen ads. I had no idea about "Books on the BBC" year...now I'm like a child waiting for Christmas!  Surprised)


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I too like the idea of My Life in Books, but would also have chosen a different host!  But will certainly be watching.  I haven't really liked any of the presenters of Desert Island Discs, but still love the programme - it depends more on the guest, I think, than the presenter, so as long as Anne Robinson doesn't get in the way too much, it might be good!


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Rebecca



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A Fine Balance heading my way. This will be a real challenge; mine is not a literary town and so far I have found it to be narrow minded, so maybe this is just the place to do this


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Re:  World Book Night. I've just heard that I've been allocated the Alan Bennett book.  (I asked for Nigel Slater's "Toast" but this was over-subscribed.)

Two problems:  first, my book group has already read it so I can't see myself handing out copies there.
Second, it appears that you don't just have to hand out the books but be around for publicity on the night of 5 March.  This might clash with family commitments.

Yasmin, do you have any idea of what we are expected to do?  I find the communication rather hazy.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I looked at some of the paraphernalia but didn't quite understand what was required of one. So you get 25 (?) copies of the same book, then? I imagined getting one copy of each book and being able to give people a choice. I had pictured approaching a man in Cambridge city centre and saying "Do you happen to have Toast?". But if it's over-subscribed he may be handing out Marian Keyes instead.



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