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“Public libraries are among Britain's most enlightened achievements. We have grown, rightly, to take them for granted as part of our birthright. They are the bedrock of a culture whose greatest pride is its literature ... Closing a library would have been unthinkable ten years ago. Now a richer society can't support it. Something is seriously wrong.”
Joan Bakewell, English journalist, TV presenter, Labour Party peer
Full name: Joan Dawson Bakewell, Baroness Bakewell, DBE.