About eighteen months ago, I received a call from a production assistant of a film asking if I could send a selection of back issues of The Reader magazine to Pinewood Studios. “They’re going to be in the main character’s – a writer – room, on the bookshelves, are you happy to allow us do that?” Happy? To see The Reader on a large screen? You bet. (Most people pay for this sort of product placement, don’t they?)
I made note of the film, Tamara Drewe, in my diary for the scheduled release date (September 2010) and somewhat forgot about it. Now, here we are at that time, the film’s a huge success and I haven’t yet been to see and try to spot The Reader (but it is my mission at the weekend). Have you?! Please let me know if you see those copies on the bookshelf.
In case you miss it on the big screen, you can a copy of The Reader to see it for yourself: visit the magazine pages on our website.