Queen fears children play computer games rather than read books
The Queen has voiced her concerns about children being attracted to computer games and e-books rather than reading traditional paper books.
Her comments came as she presented author Joanne Harris with an MBE for services to literature. Harris, whose books have been published in more than 40 countries, came to prominence when her 1999 novel Chocolat topped the best-seller lists.
Speaking after her Buckingham Palace investiture ceremony, the writer said about the Queen: "She asked me what I thought about e-books and computer games and said that she feared that children were playing with those more than they were reading books. So I told her that we start them on e-books and computer games and TV and then try to get them on to books later."
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