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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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 [...]

David Kendall–Man with Books

April 20th, 2016|Categories: Give a Book|

Give a Book (GAB) has been lucky over the years to benefit from the advice and experience of independent literacy consultant David Kendall. We snared him at the London Book Fair last week and asked [...]

About Books Clubs in Schools

April 18th, 2016|Categories: Give a Book|

We invited our partners at Book Clubs in Schools to write about their work.  They've written this lovely account. "Book Clubs in Schools (BCS) is an initiative to develop a love of reading at a [...]

Books in the Nick

April 18th, 2016|Categories: Give a Book|

We have an exciting new project. A few months ago we wrote about Books to Detainees in Custody Suites in Bristol and Brixton. Now, the brainchild of Metropolitan Special Constable Steve Whitmore, we [...]