Milan Kumar from Bolton has wowed Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall with his lockdown reading efforts.  The challenge set by his school was to read 50 books in a year but Milan managed it in just 3 months; he said he wanted to complete the challenge before turning 8 in June.

Coram Beanstalk patron, Camilla Duchess of Cornwall wrote to congratulate Kumar on his efforts which included reading books by David Walliams, JK Rowling and the autobiographies of Nelson Mandela and Albert Einstein.

Camilla herself is a huge fan of reading and shared her favourite books during lockdown.  They included Philips Pullman's The Secret Commonwealth and Travels on My Elephant by Mark Shand.