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Fiona Celebrates Books in Parliament

Baroness Gail Rebuck DBE (chair of Quick Reads), Fiona Mactaggart MP, John O’Farrell (Quick Reads author) and Blas Maquivar (President of Mars Chocolate UK)

Baroness Gail Rebuck DBE (chair of Quick Reads), Fiona Mactaggart MP, John O’Farrell (Quick Reads author) and Blas Maquivar (President of Mars Chocolate UK)

Slough MP Fiona Mactaggart hosted a reception in Parliament with Slough based company Mars to celebrate Quick Reads, an initiative sponsored by Galaxy chocolate. Quick Reads publishes short, easy to read books by famous authors like Andy McNab, and human rights campaigner Malala Yousafzai as well as John O’Farrell (author who grew up in Maidenhead pictured with publisher Gail Rebuck, Fiona Mactaggart MP and Blas Maquivar, President of Mars Chocolate UK.)

According to official statistics* in 2014/15 more than a third of people (36%) hadn’t read for pleasure in the last 12 months.

Fiona said, “Quick Reads helps adults to become confident readers and I’m proud to once again celebrate the great work it does in Parliament. Reading for pleasure is so important, not enough people do it. Quick Reads makes that possible by publishing gripping books as a great first step.

“I hope Quick Reads can continue to change lives by getting people interested in reading. There’s something for everyone.”


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