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Holidaymakers favour paperback over e-books

Holidaymakers favour paperback over e-books
4 Sep 2013

More than two-thirds of holidaymakers prefer reading a paperback book to an electronic one when they are relaxing on the beach.

Those surveyed at Heathrow Airport complained that e-readers are hard to see in bright sunlight and that sand gets into the high-tech devices, the Express reports.

One in ten also said that they ignore their smartphones, tablets and laptops while on holiday.

'The ­popularity of e-books has boomed, but you can't beat a good book. People want a break from technology,' commented Muriel Zingraff-Shariff, retail concessions director at BAA, which owns Heathrow.

Last month, the Telegraph published its top ten holiday reads featuring self-help critique 'How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia' by Mohsin Hamid; short story collection 'The Kills' by Richard House; 'Life After Life' by Kate Atkinson, a novel about dread and deja vu; and 'The Flamethrowers' by Rachel Kushner about an adventuring motorcycle rider.ADNFCR-408-ID-801633511-ADNFCR

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