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BBC Quick Reads
The BBC's Reading and Writing Campaign (RaW) has introduced a series of new books called 'Quick Reads'. These were featured in BBC Radio Cornwall's Afternoon Show. Hear the extracts again on the BBC Cornwall website.
Quick Reads are short books aimed at less confident readers, by well known authors, like Any McNabb, John Simpson and Kerry Katona.
BBC South West presenters have been reading extracts from selected Quick Reads on Emma Lloyd's show on BBC Radio Cornwall.
If you missed the extracts, you can hear them again, by clicking on the audio links on this page.
Dr Who books are popular with people of all ages. The television series is back on the BBC and more popular than ever. For one of our Quick Reads, BBC Spotlight's Justin Leigh reads an extract from Terence Dick's latest Dr Who book called 'Made of Steel'.
Click on the link below to listen to the chapter:
Another Quick Read featured on Emma Lloyd's show was the latest book from Andy McNabb, called 'The Grey Man'.
Click on the link below to hear the audio, read by BBC Spotlight's Natalie Cornah:
Kerry Katona's book is featured
The BBC journalist turned author John Simpson has written '20 Tales From The War Zones'. To hear an extract, read by Duncan Warren click on the link below:
Kerry Katona's 'Survive The Worst and Aim' for the Best is proving to be a popular read in the UK. Click on the link below to hear an extract from that book:
And if you fancy seeing what happens next, all the books above are available from your local RaW centre. Find out where your nearest centre is by logging on to www.bbc.co.uk/raw
last updated: 15/01/2008 at 13:15