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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Guest Blogger: David Kendall

December 5th, 2017|0 Comments

The Uses of Literacy The currency of prison is time. ‘Use your time’ is a line often repeated on National Prison Radio who broadcast to prisons in England and Wales. People in prison hold different [...]

Give a Book at the First Story Young Writers’ Festival

October 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Give a Book was delighted to attend the First Story Young Writers' Festival last month. As always, this was a special occasion to kick off the school year with two days of fun writing workshops [...]

HMP Garth Reading Group

October 25th, 2017|0 Comments

We are pleased to report that the reading group we support at HMP Garth continues to thrive, helping to develop the confidence and reading repertoire of those who attend. The group have covered titles including [...]

Wimbledon BookFest Diary

October 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Last week, we were delighted to support two school events at Wimbledon BookFest. Two fantastic children's authors, Gill Lewis and Alex Wheatle, captured the imagination of hundreds of school children, who each got to take [...]

Hawkwood Books

October 13th, 2017|0 Comments

We have recently received several generous book donations from Hawkwood Books, a small publishing company which publishes beautiful, unique and creative titles for readers of all ages. A number of the children's titles are written [...]

Pappeye Books

October 4th, 2017|0 Comments

We would like to say a big thank you to Pappeye for a hugely generous donation of books to Give a Book. Pappeye is an online children's bookstore which has a brilliantly curated selection of books for [...]