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.


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 [...]

Imagination Library & Genesis

April 27th, 2017|0 Comments

We have recently started an exciting new collaborative project with Dollywood Foundation UK and Genesis Housing Association. The Dollywood Foundation is a literacy charity set up by Dolly Parton and inspired by her dad who [...]

Chalke Valley History Festival supports Give a Book

April 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Since 2011, the annual Chalke Valley History Festival has set out to excite, enthral and entertain about the past. A festival dedicated to history, it is a wonderfully varied week of talks, discussions, debates, and [...]

Stage Spiders and the 12 hour Readathon

March 31st, 2017|0 Comments

The awesome Stage Spiders is a student–led volunteering group working out of Kent University. They run a host of community youth projects with the aim of encouraging confidence and creativity in children and young people through drama, storytelling, crafts, [...]

Celebrating Prison Libraries

March 30th, 2017|0 Comments

Give a Book was privileged recently to visit HMP Huntercombe for its Library Spring Revival.  We'd been delighted to send books to them to help refresh their stock but we don't always get the opportunity to [...]