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Edinburgh festival-goers attempt reading world record

10th August 2011

The attendees at this year's Edinburgh International Book Festival will attempt to break a world record later this month for the longest reading chain ever.

A reading chain involves a number of people coming together to collectively read a book aloud, with each person in turn reading one sentence until the chain returns to the start and begins again.

The current world record is 290 people, which was set in Vienna last year, but the Edinburgh organisers are hoping that at least 350 people will turn up to read Theresa Breslin's Prisoner in Alcatraz and break the record at Sighthill Library on August 19th.

Breslin, a previous winner of the Carnegie Medal, said she is 'thrilled' her novel has been chosen for the attempt.

'It's great to see Edinburgh libraries encouraging reading and literacy in such a fun way. I am so looking forward to meeting everyone involved and can't wait to hear all those different voices reading out my story,' she told the Guardian.

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