Gordon Brown turns hero in his own kids book

August 8th, 2008 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Aug 8 (ANI): British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has turned himself into a hero of his own children’’s book.

Recalling his childhood days in the book, When I was 10, Brown revealed that he was highly fascinated by the stories of historic and sporting heroes.

“Like most boys of that age, I hadn”t travelled much and didn”t know much either. From my bedroom, or lying on the hearthrug in front of the fire, I went off on my travels again and again, Telegraph quoted him, as stating in the book.

Brown also revealed that he was a huge fan of polar explorer Captain Scott, who froze to death in 1912.

“It was a sad story, but the name of his ship, Discovery, seemed right, and the rest of the book was full of discoveries too, he said.

“But what interested me most were the people and their adventures - brave people like Scott and Shackleton, sporting heroes like Stanley Matthews, and even some politicians - though at 10 it was hard to know what they actually did,”” he added.

The book, containing dozens of stories all exactly 366 words long, went on sale this week as part of the 2008 National Year of Reading, and 1 pound of the cover price will go to Childline, the children’’s charity. (ANI)

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