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Favorite Images of Books About Town #2

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Another list of my favorite images of Books about Town.

List #1 may be viewed here: http://www.listal.com/list/favorite-images-books-about-town

A full list of the 50 BookBenches may be viewed here:
http://www.booksabouttown.org.uk/?action=ListBenches

Literary classics ranging from Peter Pan to The Day of the Triffids are being celebrated in a series of colourful illustrated benches.

Designed by artists and writers to look like open books, the 50 seats have been placed around London and will remain in various locations between 2 July and 15 September 2014.

Cartoonist Ralph Steadman and How To Train Your Dragon creator Cressida Cowell are among those taking part.

The idea has been launched by the National Literacy Trust to celebrate reading.

Steadman, who illustrated Lewis Caroll's children's classic Through the Looking-Glass in 1973, has reproduced some of these illustrations for one of the seats.

And globally successful book and play War Horse is celebrated on a bench designed by Rae Smith, the award-winning stage designer of the National Theatre's production.

Literary heroes such as Sherlock Holmes, James Bond, Mary Poppins and Hercule Poirot also appear on benches for visitors to find by following literary trails.

The benches will be auctioned at London's Southbank Centre on 7 October 2014 to raise funds for the National Literacy Trust to tackle illiteracy in deprived communities across the UK.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-28105839

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