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Listening Books

Listening Books is a charity founded in 1959 by Norma Skemp.[1] It provides a subscription[2] internet streaming and postal audiobook service to anyone who has an illness or disability which makes it difficult to hold a book, turn pages or read in the usual way. Their patron is Stephen Fry.[3]

The charity also campaigns for the widening of the scope of the "articles for the blind" scheme,[4] which provides free postage for items sent to the blind.[5]

The charity runs an annual "Listening Books Award for the Spoken Word" at the Hay Festival. In 2008, this was won by Sandi Toksvig.[6]

References

  1. ^ "Our History", Listening Books website accessed 5 February 2012
  2. ^ You and Yours, BBC Radio 4, 16 May 2005; transcript accessed 20 August 2008
  3. ^ Listening Books website, accessed 20 August 2008
  4. ^ "Our campaign", Listening Books website, accessed 20 August 2008
  5. ^ Royal Mail Group plc website, accessed 20 August 2008
  6. ^ "The Listening Books Award for the Spoken Word 2008" Listening Books website, accessed 20 August 2008


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