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A study by the National Literacy Trust has revealed that more than 380,000 children in the UK do not own a single book. The charity conducted a survey of more than 56,000 children aged between nine and 18, and just over 6% said that they didn’t have any books at home.

Children from disadvantaged backgrounds were found to be less likely to own a book. However, in the past six years, the gap in book ownership between disadvantaged children and more-advantaged children has halved.

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