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Jamie Oliver reads his first book

File photo dated 02/05/12 of Jamie Oliver who is turning his attention to helping families cope with the financial squeeze. His next project is a book and TV show later this year, designed to make meals which cost less and waste little. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 9, 2013. Campaigner and restaurant owner Oliver has had huge sales successes with his most recent books, regularly topping best-seller lists. He has been at number one in the lucrative Christmas book chart for the past three years with Jamie's 30 Minute Meals, Jamie's Great Britain and Jamie's 15 Minute Meals. See PA story SHOWBIZ Oliver. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire
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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