We’ve been exploring the benefits of early age reading this week, including
tips to encourage your children to continue reading over the holidays and our
top 10 books for children. And so we’ve found it fascinating to re-visit this video interview of Wilbur Smith as he discusses his relationship with books as a child and how it shaped his literary career. The lack of value his father placed upon reading meant he and his mother often resorted to hiding books, and yet Wilbur never lost his passion for writing and believes his father may actually have done him a favour by steering him away from a career as a journalist.
Hear more from the man himself by viewing the video below.