Leading Article: Books are back

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The Independent Online

Research published by the National Foundation for Educational Research today shows that the percentage of primary-aged children who prefer watching TV to reading has fallen in the past four years, and that the number of those who enjoy reading as a hobby may even be recovering.

Is this the first swallow of summer? Is the constant dumbing-down of life in the 21st century finally at an end? Are our children due to become bookworms? We hope that is not a pig we see flying past the window.