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Dr Alistair Sims receives Points of Light Award

Dr. Alistair Sims, a former student at Sidcot School, received the UK’s Points of Light Award for his efforts in founding ‘Books on the Hill,’ a Clevedon-based bookshop under BOTH Press. The press creates and funds larger font books to support dyslexic readers of all ages, aiming to change how dyslexia is perceived and encouraging dyslexic-friendly fiction. The press’s achievements, including British Book Awards recognition and a British Science Fiction Association nomination, hope to inspire other publishers. Dr. Sims also engages with Sidcot School, supporting students through author visits.

In this blog, Alistair shares with us some memories of his time at Sidcot:

https://www.sidcotiansconnect.org.uk/news/default-general/227/227-Inspirational-Sidcotians-Alistair-Sims-From-Pupil-to-Publisher

In this blog, Alistair discusses his achievements with local newspaper The North Somerset Times:

https://www.northsomersettimes.co.uk/news/23457439.dyslexia-campaigner-receives-points-light-award/


Being dyslexic doesn’t have to stop you from developing a strong love of reading. Here at Books on the Hill, we offer a wide range of books for dyslexic readers and dyslexic adults. Come and visit our beautiful shop in Clevedon, or click below to take a look at what we offer online.