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Anna Downes

“I read every single day – for work, for fun, by myself and with my kids. Books help me calm down, wake up, take a break, stay alive. They open my eyes and expand my heart, help me escape and show me the way back. They challenge and restore my faith in humanity; they connect me to friends and strangers alike. Books are my teachers, mirrors and medicine; my passport, compass and map. Without reading, I wouldn’t survive. “

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