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Royal Mail decorating postboxes to honour children's authors

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Royal Mail decorating postboxes to honour children's authors

Ian Kerr

To mark World Book Day, Royal Mail has unveiled four special edition postboxes across the UK honouring some of Britain’s most popular children’s authors.

The postboxes feature quotes from UK writers David Walliams (pictured above), Judith Kerr, C.S. Lewis and Frances Hodgson Burnett. The decorated postboxes will remain in place for a month.

"I am honoured that my books are featured on this special postbox. I am an advocate of letter writing. Letters are so much more meaningful than a text or email." - David Walliams

The announcement follows research carried out by Royal Mail revealing the nation’s enduring love affair with physical books. Over half (56%) of UK adults expressed an intent to read more in 2019, and just one in ten (10%) readers claim to exclusively use e-readers.

And of course, people who buy books online might receive them via Royal Mail or Parcelforce! If the parcel isn’t delivered by an Amazon driver...

This latest promotion follows a Valentine’s Day initiative, featuring four “romantic” postboxes covered with quotes from some of the UK’s best-known romantic poets.

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