It is impossible to persuade most youngsters to get beyond horror stories and ghosted biographies of footballers. There are some queer goings on in the books by modern Scottish authors, but the none of them has the appeal of Stephen King. I suggest that the Scottish Arts Council is about to waste the lottery money which it will spend on this project.
Oh, but I forgot. Pupils have to have something to put in their review of personal reading for Higher English. That must be the real reason for the spoon feeding.
Claire Simpson King Street, Aberdeen