The Duchess of Cornwall, who is an avid reader, has shared a reading list for people currently isolating at home during the Easter break.

Ernest Hemingway, famously, once said There is no friend as loyal as a book. In these challenging times when we are isolated from the ones we love, many of us are finding comfort in reading, to fire up our imaginations, to take us on journeys and to make us laugh. With that in mind, here is a list of my dearest friends.

The Duchess of Cornwall
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Camilla is passionate about reading for ages and promotes its importance through some of her patronages, including National Literacy Trust, BookTrust, Coram Beanstalk, Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity, The Wicked Young Writers’ Award and the Royal Society of Literature.

The Duchess of Cornwall at Birkhall. Photo: Clarence House

The Duchess of Cornwall has been an Honorary Judge in the annual BBC Radio 2 500 Words competition to encourage British children to read and write short stories.

Camilla was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in 2018 from the University of Chester in recognition of her commitment to promoting literacy.

The Duchess is a long-time supporter of the Booker Prize, the leading literary award in the English-speaking world, and has presented prizes at previous award ceremonies.

Camilla hosted a tea at Clarence House for the 2019 Booker joint prize winners Bernardine Evaristo and Margaret Atwood as she was unable to participate in last year’s ceremony.

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