We’re delighted to welcome author Amanda Prowse as this month’s guest blogger.
I grew up in a house without books – apart from The Littlewoods catalogue and a copy of a Haynes car manual!
My parents were young and working hard to support their four children and I don’t think they had the time to read at home. The day I was given my first library card was the day my life changed. I was six and remember learning about the Dewey decimal system and being told that I could choose not one, but a whole stack of books to take home. It felt like such a privilege to be trusted with this most precious thing.