Wednesday 25th April 2012
Residents celebrated World Book Night by enjoying a good book provided as part of celebratory events.
Book lovers at Swallow House, in Wood Green, Haringey, were provided with copies of Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier, one of the official World Book Night titles. The night was marked worldwide on April 24.
Swallow House resident Jean Hurtt, 82, said: "This is a lovely idea. I saw the original 1940 film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and can't wait to get my teeth into the book."
Sue Wardell, resident involvement manager at the sheltered housing scheme, said: "We are really pleased to be part of World Book Night. Reading is fun and keeps peoples' minds active. By giving residents some new books, we want to encourage them to read more and share their passion for books with others. It was great to see everyone grabbing a book at Swallow House and getting into it over a cup of tea."
Residents are now being encouraged to set up book clubs to discover new books and share their thoughts.