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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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 [...]

Judith Kerr & John Burningham at the Old Vic

September 29th, 2017|0 Comments

The Children’s Bookshow is an annual tour of children’s authors and illustrators which brings some of the best children’s authors from the UK and abroad to local theatre venues and gives teachers and school children the [...]

Toast Author Talks

September 29th, 2017|0 Comments

The clothes store, Toast, hosted a literary event at their Notting Hill store on 14th September, beautifully arranged by Emily Mears and Clare Robinson. Jon Day, writer and critic, chaired a panel of writers, Deborah [...]

Wibur Smith Adventure Writing Prize

September 11th, 2017|0 Comments

Give a Book were delighted to be present at the 2017 Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize giving held at the Royal Geographic Society.   The Wilbur and Niso Smith Prize offers opportunities and financial support to young adventure [...]