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40 Famous Authors On Reading

Any truly great writer also needs to be a voracious reader. Your favourite author probably has a list of favourite authors who also have a list of favourite authors and so on. 

It therefore translates that a successful author would have something fascinating to share about the art of reading. We've put together 40 of the greatest quotes from some of our favourite writers.

(Images: Rex Features)

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