World Book Night is an annual celebration of reading and books which takes place on 23 April. It sees passionate volunteers give hundreds of thousands of books away in their communities to share their love of reading.
M.C. Beaton's Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death has been chosen as one of the 20 titles chosen to help promote reading to the 35% of the UK’s population who don’t regularly read for pleasure or own books. They said of the book, "Agatha Raisin is as much of a national treasure as Miss Marple or Poirot, but with PR nouse and a mild drinking problem. This story of deadly baking and sinister village goings-on is incredibly entertaining and witty and will charm reluctant readers."
M.C. Beaton said of her selection, "As an author, avid reader and former bookseller, I have always been keenly aware of the power of books, and the opportunity provided by World Book Night to share this gift in such an innovative way is thrilling. I believe The Reading Agency’s efforts to promote literacy and engage unlikely readers are not only laudable but essential, as the world really does open up to us when we read. That someone would choose to share my Agatha Raisin with a wider audience is quite wonderful, and I couldn’t be prouder to be in such esteemed company."
You can find out more details from the World Book Night website.
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