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West Berkshire encouraged to join in #WorldBookNight Reading Hour on Friday, April 23, with books to make you smile



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Today, Friday, April 23, is #WorldBookNight, and this evening you can take part in a celebratory Reading Hour from 7pm-8pm.

Read to yourself or to others in your family, listen to an audio book, or talk about books with your friends.

The World Book Night theme this year is Books to Make You Smile, so why not share your favourite funny reads or if you're looking for a book that will raise a smile, here are some suggestions.

The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney won the Bailey's Women Prize for Fiction in 2016 and is not for the faint-hearted, but neither is it that shocking. The writer's take on low-life Cork society will leave you gasping for air and you'll find yourself laughing your way through an irreverent and no-holds-barred depiction of the seedier side of life.

Old Filth by Jane Gardam, is a lively and funny book revealing secrets from the life of retired barrister Sir Edward Feathers, aka 'Old Filth'. Filth is an acronym for Fail in London Try Hong Kong and through a series of flashbacks the reader is taken through the highs and lows of Sir Edward's life.

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simison is the first - and funniest - of a trilogy about professor of genetics Don Tillman who has never had a second date. Socially-challenged Tillman sets out to find his ideal mate, but doesn't reckon on the flighty and, on paper at least, totally unsuitable Rosie Jarman.

Failing that, PG Wodehouse's Jeeves and Wooster books are usually good for a laugh!

Send us a picture of you or your children reading your favourite funny book to picturedesk@newburynews.co.uk

World Book Night (46496552)
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