What is Gordon Brown or David Cameron reading ?

the new pm ?

Yann Martell the Canadian writer for the last 3 years has been sending the Canadian pm on a fortnightly basis a book accompanied by a letter about what Yann feels this book means and what values it has .the website is called what is Stephen harper reading . I feel this is a wonderful idea the first book was leo Tolstoy the death  of Ivan Ilych ,other have been Orwell, Hemingway and Alan Bennett .on the website there is a space for any replies from Stephen harper .As we re in an election year I hope some one may try to do the same thing for our pm whoever wins in the next few months . 

do you think this is a good idea ? 

yann martell

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sarah
    Mar 11, 2010 @ 18:03:32

    Inspired idea for a post, Stu, but no, I prefer not to know about our politicians’ reading habits. Cynical it might be, but when does a politician ever acknowledge anything without a grubby, political ulterior motive?

    But I did like the story about Yann Martell and the Canadian PM. Politicians from other countries often seem less offensive…

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    • winstonsdad
      Mar 11, 2010 @ 18:10:57

      true our polticians seem grubby at moment ,would be nice for someone do same as martell has done

      Reply

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