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Research reveals startlingly high numbers of boys and girls have no books of their own, with worrying implications for their future prospects.

Dan Gould
  • 1 june 2011


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This article titled “Three in 10 UK children ‘own no books'” was written by Alison Flood, for guardian.co.uk on Wednesday 1st June 2011 11.56 UTC

Three in 10 children in the UK do not own a single book of their own, with alarming implications for their future prospects, according to new research. The survey by the National Literacy Trust also shows that boys are less likely to own books than girls.

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