Dear J K Rowling
I wish I didn’t feel compelled to write this open letter because you have done so much to encourage children to return to the habit of reading books, and read them avariciously. You look almost beatific in that photograph; who would think you harbour a dark side?
Prior to your appearance in the literary world children were glued to computer games and television screens, the craft of reading and learning from books unfashionable. Guys like me despaired of ever getting the daughters back from a daily obsessive diet of episodes of Aussie’s trite soap Neighbours. Eventually, thankfully, they grew up.
I am certain publishers, literary agents, and booksellers are joyous you exist. For that you have a justified place in history books. I am unsure about the dent millions of books will make on the planet’s forests, but the world of books is…
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