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Four in Five Britons Have No Idea Who Wrote Hamlet

by Kathy Jones on  September 29, 2013 at 8:41 PM Lifestyle News   - G J E 4
Just over 10 percent of Britons have read a book over the last year, while only one in five know that Hamlet was written by William Shakespeare, a new survey reveals.
 Four in Five Britons Have No Idea Who Wrote Hamlet
Four in Five Britons Have No Idea Who Wrote Hamlet
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James Endersby, managing director of Opinium Research, which conducted the poll, said that for many people reading has become a luxury and something they cannot commit a great deal of time to.

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Reasons for failing to take classic literature beyond the school gates include lack of time and preferring to watch film versions of books.

When we do pick up a book, one in ten men and one out of 30 women reads while on the loo.

Nearly half of us do it just before we go to sleep.

Source: ANI
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