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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Anytime is Storytime

August 9th, 2016|Categories: Give a Book|

UNESCO says that ‘reading for pleasure is the single most important thing that will make a child successful in life’. Liverpool City of Readers is ready to take the benefits of reading far [...]

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

June 29th, 2016|Categories: Give a Book|

Earlier this month, Give a Book was lucky enough to attend the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library UK conference “Exploring Evidence, Inspiring Imagination”. The Imagination Library has delivered 80 million books to pre-school children worldwide. Dolly [...]

The Gifts of Reading

June 29th, 2016|Categories: Give a Book|

A small and lovely book by Robert Macfarlane has just been published to celebrate Independent Bookshop Week’s 10th anniversary. The Gifts of Reading (Penguin)  is available exclusively from independent bookshops. It’s a book after GAB’s own [...]

Safe Ground’s 21st birthday & Fathers Inside

June 12th, 2016|Categories: Give a Book|

Give a Book recently attended the Family Visit Day presentation for Fathers Inside at a maximum security prison. Fathers Inside is a programme developed over many years by the excellent organisation Safe Ground. Fathers Inside [...]

Love Literacy Birmingham

May 24th, 2016|Categories: Give a Book|

Last month, Give a Book attended the Love Literacy 2016 event in Birmingham, organised by Peters Books & Furniture. This was a wonderful day packed full of inspirational speakers and practical workshops aimed at those [...]

Reading at asylum seekers’ drop in centre

May 21st, 2016|Categories: Give a Book|

Since January 2016 we have been going along once a month to an inspirational drop-in centre for asylum seekers. Every month over 100 families turn up at the centre, coming from places countries as diverse as [...]