Publishers answer minister's call to offer schools cheap classics

Major imprints ‘confident’ they can meet schools minister Nick Gibb’s challenge to inspire children with sets of canonical novels at ‘minimal cost’Classic novels such as Great Expectations, Pride and Prejudice and Jane Eyre should be available in secondary schools for all pupils to read, according to schools minister Nick Gibb, who has challenged the UK’s publishers to make 100 classic titles available to schools at low prices.Speaking at the Publishers Association’s conference this week, Gibb revealed the Department for Education has been looking into how to provide more sets of classic novels for schools. “We want every pupil to have the chance to be taught and read a wide range of literary classics which can inspire a lifelong love of reading,” said Gibb. “Access to these wonderful novels shouldn’t be the preserve of the few. I want every secondary school to have a stock of classics such as Great Expectations, Pride and Prejudice and Jane Eyre so that whole classes across the country can enjoy them together.”Access to these wonderful novels shouldn’t be the preserve of the few Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

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