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Quotes of the week

"Now I look back and think it's slightly insane." Isobel Cohen, 33, a student at the University of Cambridge who gave birth hours before starting her final exam. She graduated with a first-class degree.

"Our system is very bad at imparting a love of reading." Marc Lambert, chief executive of the Scottish Book Trust, commenting on a new report that says boys' reading is being hampered by teachers who pick books that appeal more to girls.

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