#BooksforPrisoners Advent Calendar Day 18

The #BooksforPrisoners Advent calendar is a ‘Literary Protest’ against the restrictions on books being sent to UK prisoners

Every day until Christmas, a leading writer will be recommending the book that they would send to a prisoner as part of English PEN and the Howard League’s Books for Prisoners campaign.

Whilst the campaign saw a major victory recently, with the High Court ruling that the ban on books for prisoners was unlawful, we need to keep up the pressure until family and friends are once again able to send books to their loved ones in prisons.

Today: Victoria Hislop

I am David by Anne Holm was read to me as a child…and I have read it so many times since. It is moving, optimistic, emotional – about a journey and about seeing the world as if for the first time. It may only take an hour or so to read, but the memory of reading it remains with you forever.

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