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Quick Reads are back!

Skills for Life Network

How would you like to put your feet up and laugh along with Ricky Tomlinson or have lunch with Kerry Katona?

‘Following the success of Quick Reads in 2006, 1 March 2007 sees the launch of a brand-new range of exciting titles that are easy to pick up and hard to put down. For 2007 we have new books written by Ricky Tomlinson, Kerry Katona, John Simpson, Allen Carr, Adele Geras, Maureen Lee and more.

About the books
– Written by bestselling authors and celebrities
– Compulsively readable
– Short, fast-paced paperbacks, maximum 128 pages
– Books available throughout bookshops, libraries and supermarkets

Quick Reads are perfect for:
– avid readers wanting a short, fast read
– emergent readers
– anyone who has lost the reading habit

We need you!
Quick Reads relies on the work of tutors, practitioners, librarians, learning reps, educationalists and others to spread the word about the campaign. Please help us bring the pleasures and opportunities of reading to all.

To support the campaign
We’re supplying superb free display and promotional materials including posters, mugs, bookmarks, pens, Promotional Planning and Media Guides. Place your order at

Learning materials, produced by the Vital Link, will also be available including lesson plans, activity ideas and discussion tips.’


Quick Reads
Renaissance House
20 Princess Road West

Tel. 0116 204 7072
Fax. 0116 223 0050


Quotes from authors:

Mick Dennis: "I am often put off picking up heavy tomes and frequently give up after a few pages of daunting texts, so I am exhilarated at the thought of being able to help entice people into the world of books."

Rowan Coleman: "As a writer who is also a dyslexic I am especially pleased to be part of the next World Book Day initiative that is aimed at emerging readers – a feeling that was reinforced when I met two classes of adult Skills For Life students recently."

Richard Branson: "I have a love for reading, which I developed as an adult. I believe everyone should live life to the full and have an open mind. Books can help you do that. It is incredibly exciting to be part of this project, to make reading a habit for people who don’t normally read. I think it will open new doors for a lot of people."

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