Duchess of Cornwall kicks off her lockdown book club with four top titles


THE Duchess of Cornwall has chosen the first four books for her new drive to get lockdown Brits reading.

Camilla, a backer of HOAR’s Books for Schools campaign, has today launched her own Reading Room, where titles can be debated online.

The Duchess of Cornwall has launched her drive to get Brits reading in lockdown
She revealed the first four picks for her Reading Room

The first batch will be The Mirror and The Light by Hilary Mantel, Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens, Restless by William Boyd and The Architect’s Apprentice by Elif Shafak.

Camilla said: “To me, reading is a great adventure. I’ve loved it since I was very small and I’d love everybody else to enjoy it as much as I do.

“You can escape and you can travel and you can laugh and you can cry.

Camilla said ‘reading is a great adventure, I’ve loved it since I was very small’

“There’s every kind of emotion that humans experience in a book.”

Not surprisingly, the Duchess of York’s upcoming Mills & Boon novel which draws on her “life journey” has not made the list.

Camilla holds seven literacy patronages, including the National Literacy Trust and First Story.

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