Kara Tointon for Quick ReadsStrictly Come Dancing champion Kara Tointon is a whiz on the dancefloor, but as she’s dyslexic, she has often struggled with reading.

So it’s no surprise that she is lending her support to the Galaxy Quick Reads campaign which aims to help get people reading again.

‘Being dyslexic, I often find picking up a book quite daunting so Galaxy Quick Reads are really helpful,’ says Kara.

‘As well as building your confidence in your reading skills, they’re the perfect way to discover new authors and read something you wouldn’t normally choose. I love the fact they’ll help others like me and people will realise they’re not alone in their struggle with reading.’


Each book on the scheme is a short story by a big name author.

The titles available are:
Love is Blind, Kathy Lette
Today Everything Changes, Andy McNab
Wrong Time, Wrong Place, Simon Kernick
A Dreadful Murder, Minette Walters
A Sea Change, Veronica Henry
The Silurian Gift, Mike Tucker

Galaxy Quick Reads are available nationwide in high street bookstores, supermarkets and online for £1 each, and are also available through libraries. For more information visit www.quickreads.org.uk