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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street reads

November 2nd, 2016|Categories: Give a Book|

We’re always encouraging people to go to their local library—it’s free we remind them and it’s for everyone--you will find treasures. But to join the library you need an address. So what happens if you [...]

Wilbur Smith

November 2nd, 2016|Categories: Give a Book|

We’ve been lucky recently to be generously supported by the the Wilbur and Niso Smith foundation. The foundation does some wonderful work around the world. Starting in September 2015, the Foundation is a charitable organisation dedicated [...]

An Interview with First Story

October 30th, 2016|Categories: Give a Book|

We recently had the pleasure of an e interview with Jay Bhadricha from First Story: How did you first come to hear about First Story? I first heard about First Story when I was a [...]

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 [...]