Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Writer Maggie Gee shows support for libraries

With more than 400 libraries under threat of closure due to budget cuts, author Maggie Gee has vowed not to give up the fight to save them.

The 63-year-old, who was the first female chair of the Royal Society of Literature and was short-listed for the 2003 Orange Prize for her seventh novel, The White Family, was awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours list.

Dr Gee who is a member of the Brent SOS libraries campaign said: "Libraries matter because they are the seedbed of literature. They are where people read our books, it's where children find out they can read."

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