For the love of books

by Sara Drawwater in


I l-o-v-e books. My love affair began when I was a little girl. I grew up on a remote farm with no electricity and no immediate neighbours. Books were my TV and my friends. I could open up a book and I could be anyone, do anything and go anywhere.

The thing about books is you have to depend on your own imagination to weave together the story, characters and meaning. And that is the joy, that is the education, that is the drama.

And long after I went to boarding school in Mkushi, moved to Zambia's capital city Lusaka, London, Peterborough, Wolverhampton and back to Peterborough, the love of books has followed me. 

I am a nomadic soul. My roots do not run deep. Wherever I will go, the love of books will follow me.