Hornby donates novel film rights

Author Nick Hornby has promised the money from the film rights to the latest adaptation of one of his novels to autism charity the Treehouse Trust.

The rights to How To Be Good are worth £2m and will go towards building a national educational centre for children with autism.

The centre will cost £11.5m to build in total, of which £5m has been provided by Futurebuilders.

The Treehouse Trust, which is a London school designed to cater for the specific needs of children with autism, was set up by a group of parents, including Hornby, in 1997. Hornby's 12-year-old son Danny is autistic.

Hornby said: "It seems obvious to me that some of my money should go elsewhere - to a charity that works harder than I do, and which can use the money better than I can. I don't feel this is heroic, just logical."

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