Burning books in Wales?

It is, therefore, genuinely shocking to learn that book-burning is taking place in south Wales. Pensioners in Swansea are reportedly buying books from charity shops for just a few pence each and taking them home for fuel. With temperatures plummeting and energy costs on the rise, thick books such as encyclopaedias are said to be particularly sought after.

I am not sure how firm "reportedly" should be taken.  The full story is here and I thank Michael Bracken for the pointer.


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