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Of Words and Water: 2013

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Published in support of WaterAid, this delightful selection of short stories and poems has a cohesive theme of water. Donated by an international group of top class authors, there are many styles of writing which will each, in its own way, entertain you. Song lyrics and a poem were donated by renowned folk singer, musician and activist Peggy Seeger,

Many of us take water for granted. With a simple turn of a tap we have access to a seemingly endless supply of fresh, safe water. We depend on the life-sustaining qualities of water for everything from the essential to the mundane, to refresh our bodies and quench our thirst, to clean ourselves, our clothes, our automobiles and even to maintain our lawns. For us, the fortunate ones, safe water and sanitation are an integral part of our daily lives. Could we survive without it?

Roughly one in ten of the world's population does not have access to safe water. Two in five people do not have access to adequate sanitation.(*) WaterAid is working to change that. Since 1981, the international non-profit organization has been transforming lives by helping the world’s poorest communities help themselves.

Our work is given freely: if you enjoy it please give generously to share the gift of clean water, the gift of life.

(*)WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) Report 2013 update

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