International Arsenal footballer Sol Campbell recommends | Rosemary Sutcliff re-telling of Beowulf

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In 2004, international footballer Sol Campbell recommends children’s book author Rosemary Sutcliff’s retelling of the story of Beowulf. He and other stars of the English Premier League promoted a reading list for children, to try to harness the  power of football to encourage families to enjoy reading.The Premier League Reading Stars (PLRS) scheme focuses on people who have shown little or no interest in reading but who do have a passion for football. Each of the 20 Premier League soccer teams in England nominate a ‘Reading Champion’ to recommend his favourite book, and each Club adopts one or more public libraries who then host a reading club based on the book choices of all 20 Premiership Reading Champions.

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