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Thursday 24 July 2014

Jamie Oliver reads his first book

Jamie Oliver said he loved Hunger Games book Catching Fire

Jamie Oliver has finally read his first book - at the age of 38.

The TV chef and best-selling cookery book author has not got through a novel before because he suffers from dyslexia.

But Jamie has now told how he managed to get through Catching Fire, the 391-page second book in The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins, The Daily Telegraph reported.

When he was asked what the last book he read was, the father-of-four was quoted as saying: "I'm dyslexic and until recently I'd never got through a book.

"But I read Catching Fire. I loved disappearing into a story."

Jamie, who is worth £150 million partly thanks to his cook books, has previously been quoted as saying: "I've never read a book in my life, which I know sounds incredibly ignorant but I'm dyslexic and I get bored easily.

"The one book I nearly finished was Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain."

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