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.


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 [...]

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 [...]