Few things give me more pleasure than reading does. I’ve talked many times about my love of books and how I lose myself in a story. Im lucky that both my kids love reading as much as I do and A summed it up this morning when she was explaining why she loves her new Jacqueline Wilson books so much “I just feel like I actually know the characters – that we are friends – and that I’m going on this brilliant adventure with them”. She loves the books written in the “olden days” (thankfully she really does mean the olden days and not the 1980’s) as she thinks they’re more exciting and the stories and much more interesting. Just brilliant.