Parton Sets Up U.k. Office To Deal With Book Demand
Country star DOLLY PARTON has been forced to set up a U.K. office in a bid to cope with the demand for free books from her children's literacy scheme.
The 61-year-old launched the pre-school literacy campaign in 2006, aiming to send every child under five a free book each month. It now runs in 45 U.S. states, and she has since expanded her plans to include the U.K.
But Parton has been shocked by the demand from people in Britain and has now opened up a U.K. branch in order to deal with all of the extra orders.
She says, "With this exchange rate, if I had to keep shipping money from Tennessee to the U.K., I would have to change the name of Dollywood to Dollywas."