23 Oct 1940. The library at Holland House in Kensington, London, extensively damaged by a Molotov 'Breadbasket' fire bomb. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)
28th December 1937: Youthful billiards prodigies are competing in the annual boys championship at Burroughes and Watts, Soho Square, London. (Photo by Planet News Archive/SSPL/Getty Images)
circa 1947. Margaret O'Brien, with her pigtails up in the air and reading a ghost book. (Photo by MGM Studios/Archive Photos/Getty Images)
circa 1920. A man reads a book as he holds an umbrella and floats on his back in the Dead Sea. (Photo by Vintage Images/Getty Images)
circa 1950: A father reads a bedtime story to his children. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
25th May 1937: Two London women reading back to back as they sunbathe by the banks of the Serpentine in Hyde Park, London. (Photo by E. Dean/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
17th December 1938: A life member of the Oxford Union Society takes advantage of the society's lounge. (Photo by Kurt Hutton/Picture Post/Getty Images)
27th August 1962, Instructor Dawn Zajac holds a deportment class for synchronized swimmers at the Seymour Hall Swimming Baths in London. (Photo by John Drysdale/Keystone Features/Getty Images)
Today is the 17th World Book Day the day to celebrate all things bound and book-like. Whether as a relaxing or ripping read or an aid to improve posture today is the day you simply can’t beat a book.
Happy World Book Day!