Last night I fulfilled my obligations as a World Book Night Giver and wandered the little village where Lee-Anne and I live giving away free copies of “The Spy Who Came in From the Cold” by John LeCarré.
It was an eye-opening experience in many ways…
For those who don’t know, last night was World Book Night, upon which volunteers all over the UK gave away 48 copies of their chosen novel (from the twelve options) in the place of their choosing. I had applied way back in December, and had finally found out that I was accepted as a Giver in late January / early February (I forget), so I was really quite excited about wandering around our village and knocking on some doors with nothing but the desire to give my neighbours a free book.
In the main it was a lovely experience; so many people were friendly, intrigued and happy to receive a good book. A couple of people were brusque and one chap was very, very rude:
“We’re in the middle of our facking dinner, now fack off!”
but overall it was a really nice thing to do.
Did anyone else out there act as a Giver, or did someone give you a book for World Book NIght?