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Northern Rail participate in World Book Night

Passengers on Northern Rail’s service between Littleborough and Manchester Victoria will be given a free book on Saturday, as part of World Book Night celebrations – an event designed to spread the love of books and the passion for reading.

A team from Rochdale Council Library Service will be onboard Saturday evening’s service from Littleborough at 17.45, returning from Manchester at 18.21, and will hand out copies of popular books, such as:

  • Rachel’s Holiday by Marian Keyes
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon
  • Northern Lights by Philip Pullman
  • The Blind Assassin by Margaret Attwood
  • Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
  • Case Histories by Kate Atkinson
  • Dissolution by CS Ransom

Ian Sutton from Rochdale Library Service, comments: “We are really looking forward to Saturday’s book giveaway and are hoping that passengers on the services between Manchester and Littleborough will celebrate with us and take a book home. We have 300 copies of various books, all popular titles, that we are sure people will love.”

Lee Wasnidge Area Director West for Northern Rail, comments: “We are delighted to support this activity and I am sure our passengers will embrace the opportunity to receive a free book. So many of our passengers read a book while on the train so this is a great way to communicate the joy of reading to a wider audience.”

World Book Night is Saturday 5 March and represents the most ambitious and far-reaching celebration of adult books ever attempted in the UK and will see one million books given away by an army of passionate readers.


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