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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Books in the Nick

September 4th, 2016|Categories: Give a Book|

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 [...]

Reading group at HMP Garth

September 3rd, 2016|Categories: Give a Book|

A reading group has started at HMP Garth with 6 prisoners and 2 staff and is going strong. They recently sent us some feedback and reviews written by the participants. In this group they have [...]

Guest Blog: Storytelling takes over Liverpool

September 3rd, 2016|Categories: Give a Book|

from Lizzie Atkinson of The Reader: One city, three hours, thirteen locations, thirty-eight trained volunteers... and more than 800 children's books to give away! Wednesday 10 August saw a huge outreach effort across Liverpool to encourage [...]

Anytime is Storytime

August 9th, 2016|Categories: Give a Book|

UNESCO says that ‘reading for pleasure is the single most important thing that will make a child successful in life’. Liverpool City of Readers is ready to take the benefits of reading far [...]

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

June 29th, 2016|Categories: Give a Book|

Earlier this month, Give a Book was lucky enough to attend the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library UK conference “Exploring Evidence, Inspiring Imagination”. The Imagination Library has delivered 80 million books to pre-school children worldwide. Dolly [...]

The Gifts of Reading

June 29th, 2016|Categories: Give a Book|

A small and lovely book by Robert Macfarlane has just been published to celebrate Independent Bookshop Week’s 10th anniversary. The Gifts of Reading (Penguin)  is available exclusively from independent bookshops. It’s a book after GAB’s own [...]