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.

The Pleasure of Reading is published in aid of Give a Book. Find out more.


Give a Book is 5 years old!

December 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

When Give a Book started, I privately gave us 5 years to find out if we had legs. Five years on, we work in places where there’s a real need to help spread a [...]

Author/illustrator Sally Kindberg writes about her workshops.

December 19th, 2016|0 Comments

One of the joys of my being an author/illustrator is being lucky enough to run workshops encouraging others to have confidence in their ideas, and write and draw them. Workshops could be anywhere … Four [...]

street reads

November 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

We’re always encouraging people to go to their local library—it’s free we remind them and it’s for everyone--you will find treasures. But to join the library you need an address. So what happens if you [...]

Wilbur Smith

November 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

We’ve been lucky recently to be generously supported by the the Wilbur and Niso Smith foundation. The foundation does some wonderful work around the world. Starting in September 2015, the Foundation is a charitable organisation dedicated [...]

An Interview with First Story

October 30th, 2016|0 Comments

We recently had the pleasure of an e interview with Jay Bhadricha from First Story: How did you first come to hear about First Story? I first heard about First Story when I was a [...]

Books in the Nick

September 4th, 2016|4 Comments

There has been a fantastic response to 'Books in the Nick'. The Met Police News report has spread the news widely. A great piece in The Guardian  included a quote from Frances Crook of The [...]