So.... what is important about 23rd April?
It's amazing how many people in England don't know that 23rd April is St George's Day and yet he's our patron saint.
Fair enough, he was probably Turkish, probably never knew where the UK was, let alone came here, and is also the patron saint of Catalonia..... but he's ours and a good excuse for drinking a pint in his honour.
23rd April is also the anniversary of Shakespeare's birth and death, as well as the day Cervantes died. Another connection with Spain.
This year, though, the day is even more important from the literary point of view. World Book Night 2014 is being celebrated and authors, booksellers and just about everyone associated with books are giving their time and fruits of their output to encourage and foster reading.
You don't have to be invited.... just turn up and
enjoy the fun!
Hope to see you on the 23rd April.
Blog on, Dudes!