Oscar Wilde's magical stories for children have often been dismissed as lesser works, but as examples of how important imagination is to us all – young and old alike – they are a delight, writes Jeanette Winterson

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Before these classic children’s books ended up on your kid’s shelf, they were told to children tucked in bed,

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'We have an obligation to imagine' … Neil Gaiman gives The Reading Agency annual lecture on the future of reading and libraries.

"There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all."


“I am only responsible for my own heart, you offered yours up for the smashing my darling. Only a fool would give out such a vital organ” Anaïs Nin http://chloethurlow.com/2013/09/anais-nin-ruined-life/

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