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Saturday, 10 April 2010

A toast to creativity

300 years ago, on 10 April 1710, the Statute of Anne came into force. Its purpose was 'the Encouragement of Learned Men to Compose and Write useful Books'.

The talent, intelligence and hours and hours of hard graft that our best authors put into writing books is truly staggering and humbling. Let us hope that in this digital era - when things of the highest cultural value are expected to be free and cutting & pasting is considered a great achievement - that those amazing writers, and other creative people, continue to feel encouraged to dedicate their lives to what is an extremely arduous but mind-blowing purpose.

I would like to propose a toast: 'To creativity!'

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