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 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 [...]

A Place to Read

May 24th, 2017|0 Comments

So where do you read? In a wheelbarrow, on a swing, in the park, in the bath, in a café, on the bus….? There are some inventive places to read around the world and some [...]

Ninja Book Box supports Give A Book

April 28th, 2017|0 Comments

The lovely folks at Ninja Book Box were on the hunt for a charitable partner, a good cause to support through the sales of their curated book boxes. They voted on various literacy charities and [...]

Imagination Library & Genesis

April 27th, 2017|0 Comments

We have recently started an exciting new collaborative project with Dollywood Foundation UK and Genesis Housing Association. The Dollywood Foundation is a literacy charity set up by Dolly Parton and inspired by her dad who [...]

Chalke Valley History Festival supports Give a Book

April 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Since 2011, the annual Chalke Valley History Festival has set out to excite, enthral and entertain about the past. A festival dedicated to history, it is a wonderfully varied week of talks, discussions, debates, and [...]