Library campaigners pledge unity as Pullman slams council 'bullshit'

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Mon, 24/10/2011 - 08:30 Library campaigners from across the country vowed to work together to put pressure on government, at a pioneering day conference held in London on Saturday (22nd October). Meanwhile, speaking at the event, author Philip Pullman told campaigners they were fighting a "war against stupidity", and criticised Brent council for "political bullshit" over its library closures. read more Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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