Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Your Shopping Basket
Total number of items: 0
Sub total: £0.00
Go to Checkout
Our Birmingham Shop
Our Bristol Shop
Animators Survival Kit

Anthony Horowitz aims for reading world record

11th October 2011

Bestselling children's author Anthony Horowitz is hoping to break a world record this week when he gathers hundreds of people together to read his new novel.

The attempt to break the reading relay world record is set to take place in London on Thursday (October 13th), when the many readers in attendance will read from The Double Eagle has Landed - the latest instalment in the Diamond Brothers series.

It will involve each person reading a line in turn until the novel is complete, with the queue returning to the start once every person has read aloud.

Horowitz said he is hoping to 'smash' the current world record – held by the 290 people who gathered in Vienna, Austria, last year to read from Asli Bayram's Grenzganger.

'If you want to promote the fun of reading, then make it fun, and attempting slightly crazy Guinness Book of Records feats is always fun. I'm afraid October 13th will be a sad day for Austria as we smash the record and fly the flag for the UK,' he added.

The event is being held to in aid of Read for RNIB Day, which raises awareness of reading services for blind and partially-sighted people, such as large print, braille and audio options.

Latest Blog
The Lost City of Z and other Explorers' Tales
23/03/2017

As the film is released of The Lost City of Z, we take a look at other Explorers' Tales.

Sally Emerson Relives Her Life
21/03/2017

Are the novels Fire Child and Heat still shocking? They certainly are, says their author Sally Emerson, six of whose novels are being republished this year.

How Eating Well can lead to Living Better
20/03/2017

Myles Hopper describes how and why the pair became preoccupied with healthy eating.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd