Melvyn Bragg, Antonia Fraser, Kamila Shamsie, Rory Stewart, Tom Wells and Timberlake Wertenbaker, contributors to The Pleasure of Reading, discuss their reading experiences and the books that have inspired them.

Watch the full-length interviews here.

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Wibur Smith Adventure Writing Prize

September 11th, 2017|0 Comments

Give a Book were delighted to be present at the 2017 Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize giving held at the Royal Geographic Society.   The Wilbur and Niso Smith Prize offers opportunities and financial support to young adventure [...]

An update on Imagination Library

September 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

Back in April we were excited to share news of our collaborative project with Dollywood Foundation UK and Genesis Housing Association. An age appropriate book is posted out each month to all enrolled children from birth to the [...]

Books for First Nighters

August 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Inspired by the success of Books in the Nick,  Give a Book has recently launched a pilot in three prisons for a new project –Books for First Nighters. Providing books for those on their first [...]

Off the Record tell us about their Book Club

June 30th, 2017|0 Comments

This month, we asked Off the Record to write a guest blog about their book club. "Off the Record is a charity which provides free mental health support and information to 11-25 year olds in Bristol and South Gloucestershire. [...]

Give a History Book at the Chalke Valley History Festival

June 21st, 2017|0 Comments

To coincide with the Chalke Valley History Festival, Give a Book are excited to announce our new project... Give a History Book. Our patron, Lady Antonia Fraser, DBE, proposed the idea as a way of [...]

The 27th Letter

June 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Back in March we shared the news that The Book Collector, the celebrated journal established by Ian Fleming, was holding a competition to find The 27th Letter. In 1947, while helping his friend Robert Harling [...]