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Reading for Free

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First broadcast:
Friday 19 November 2010

Joan Bakewell reflects on the irreplaceable value of reading at a time when the squeeze on government spending is putting public libraries at risk.

Producer: Sheila Cook.

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    Public libraries face an uncertain future but the value of reading is irreplaceable, says Joan Bakewell in her A Point of View column.

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