The Education Secretary says he is concerned and worried that British students aren’t reading enough Victorian novels.
And author Denny Bradbury agrees and supports his comments.
Michael Gove has demanded that we create a culture of reading.
The Conservative MP says classic literature risks fading out in schools as many students are allowed to complete exams without studying a single book written before the 20th century.
Less than one in 100 pupils who sat the most popular English literature exam last year based their answers on novels published prior to 1900.
Poet and also author of the work of fiction called ‘The Reunion’ and Denny Bradbury supports Michael Gove’s concerns.
She agrees with the Education Secretary’s points and says “it is important that we do create a culture of reading, one of my literary heroes is Thomas Hardy, reading his work inspired me to write’.