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Anthony Horowitz expresses his distaste for the Bookstart scheme:

"The idea of Ruth Kelly giving children books from birth is repellent. It is not any of their business and secondly it is presumptuous.

"It presumes if you read you will become an upstanding member of society, which is arrant nonsense and slightly sinister.

"If you start controlling what people read and think from the moment they are born I think it is wrong. I recoil against this society that wants to pin medals on kids for reading. People have to come to the decision to read or not to read."

The report says that Horowitz will repeat these views in the Patrick Hardy lecture.

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