Bestselling author and longtime Reading Ahead ambassador Adele Parks has kindly donated the top prize for Reading Ahead 2018-19. Adele has agreed to include the name of the winner of our national completers’ prize draw in a future book.
Adele has supported the programme since 2012. She says: “Reading is a lovely thing and it really should be available to everyone, that’s why I love this brilliant programme which aims to make that happen! You can’t underestimate the power of books and stories because reading empowers, enlightens and entertains. Everyone needs to be transported out of themselves from time to time and a good book can do just that!”
Adele’s latest novel, I Invited Her In, is published on 20 September. Her first novel, Playing Away, was published in 2000, since when she has had 17 international bestsellers. She’s lived in Italy, Botswana and London and is now settled in Guildford, Surrey, with her husband, son and cat.
19 September 2018