Here in the library, we are not particularly upset by this, as we have plenty of non-fiction books and print encyclopaedias. Twitter has been chirping madly about the website’s protest at proposed anti-piracy laws in the US. Just follow #FactsWithoutWikipedia.
Here are just a few of our favourite tweets, all from Philip Ardagh who visited Backwell School last September (@PhilipArdagh):
“Pride and Prejudice: book by Colonel Steve Austin about a bunch of bigoted lions.”
“e-books: the exclamation made by Yorkshire people on entering a library and looking around.”
“Catch 22: the very bottom bolt on the vault door of Fort Knox.”
“Shamrock: Sherlock Holmes’s Irish half-brother.”