I’m lucky if I can read a book a week

Friday, 14th January

Hunter Davies at bench on Heath

Hunter Davies on the Hampstead Heath bench dedicated to his silver wedding anniversary. Photo: Hunter Davies

• HOW can someone read a book a day (Review piece on Hunter Davies’s book, January 6), unless the term is used loosely to cover skimming and speedreading schlocky best sellers and chick lit?

I’m lucky if can read a book a week. If I manage to read two books in a week it’s time for a celebratory schooner of Wincarnis tonic.


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