Robert Gorelangton

Tell me a story! Anne Fine, Amanda Mitichison, Terence Blacker and Keith Crossley-Holland on the joy – and importance – of reading aloud

<em>Robert Gore-Langton</em> on Oxford’s new Story Museum, which aims to put stories into young lives deprived of books

Mary Evans Picture Library

A dark afternoon in December, aged about ten, I was in a class waiting for double geography. Mr Blake breezed in, told us to put our books away and, as a treat, he read us a story. It was ‘Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come to You, My Lad’, the famous ghost story by M.R.

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