Books are a big hit with Pompey star

A GOOD READ Linvoy Primus with a copy of Charles Dickens book A Tale of Two Cities which The News is giving away tomorrow.  Picture: Steve Reid (121704-423)
A GOOD READ Linvoy Primus with a copy of Charles Dickens book A Tale of Two Cities which The News is giving away tomorrow. Picture: Steve Reid (121704-423)
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LINVOY Primus’s nine-year-old son Cameron is in for a treat tomorrow when he will start reading his FREE copy of A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens.

‘Cameron will love this’, says the popular ex-Pompey star, who has always tried to make time to read with his children every day.

The beautifully-illustrated abridged version of the classic story is the first in a series of 15 which bring the works of Dickens, HG Wells and Conan Doyle to a younger audience.

Linvoy, who is backing our campaign Read All About to boost literacy, said: ‘It’s important to read and to read as often as possible.

‘Everything you do in life, everywhere you go, reading is a basic skill you will need.’

To youngsters who hope to follow in his footsteps, he said: ‘Football is not going to last forever. You could be a star for a year and get injured and it could all be over.

‘Without a good education that is underpinned by reading, you’d struggle.’

He added: ‘I’m supporting Read All About It because I believe children who read and enjoy reading will broaden their horizons and get a lot more out of life.’

After our free giveaway this Saturday, the remaining books will be available from participating retailers including Tesco, Sainsbury’s, The Co-operative, Waterstone’s and News offices for just £2.99 with a voucher in The News.

A new book in the series will be available to buy each Tuesday and throughout the week.

For details on the series and to see the full list of participating retailers visit portsmouth.co.uk