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Madonna holds public book reading
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Madonna read to children in south London
Pop star Madonna spent a day reading to schoolchildren and fans as she launched her fourth book The Adventures of Abdi.

The 46-year-old entertained 250 people who queued for tickets for the reading at the Selfridges department store in Oxford Street, London.

She also read a 10-minute extract to 30 pupils from St Winifred's Catholic Junior School in Lee, south London.

The book is based on the Kabbalah faith which Madonna and her husband Guy Ritchie have embraced in recent years.

The latest illustrated story, part of a series of five tales, centres on Italian greyhound Lotsa de Casha, a wealthy dog who is still unhappy.

Madonna has said she wanted her books to have a message as well as inspire young people.




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