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'That same fabulous world'

22 May 2006

‘C. S. Lewis’s World-Between-The-Worlds - that magical, mystical place, hushed and unhurried, where visitors could enter a thousand different worlds by jumping into different pools - always seemed to me to be the perfect metaphor for a library. Trips to the library with my mother are, in my memory, even more thrilling than trips to the sweet shop, and when I got my eldest daughter a library card I felt as though I had bought her citizenship of that same fabulous world.’

J K Rowling, in support of the innovative Love Libraries scheme