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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A Tower Hamlets Librarian talks to us about working with Give a Book

January 31st, 2017|0 Comments

Lucy Chambers, BA Hons, MInfSci, MCLIP talks to Give a Book I am a school librarian for Tower Hamlets Schools Library Services. I am in a team of professional librarians and currently run four primary [...]

The Power of Cupcakes

January 30th, 2017|0 Comments

There once was a cupcake. This was not just any cupcake but was one of the special Give a Book cupcakes baked for us by the wonderful Primrose Bakery. Somehow—history does not divulge how-- this [...]

A Judgement in Stone by Ruth Rendell

January 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Give a Book was thrilled recently to go to an exciting evening in the theatre. A stage adaptation of A Judgement in Stone, by the late great Ruth Rendell, is currently touring in a new [...]

Discover’s London Children’s Book Swap

January 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Discover’s London Children’s Book Swap is taking over London. Over 70 venues across London will be celebrating Discover’s London Children’s Book Swap’s sixth birthday on Saturday 11 February, when all their doors will open to [...]

Give a Book is 5 years old!

December 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

When Give a Book started, I privately gave us 5 years to find out if we had legs. Five years on, we work in places where there’s a real need to help spread a [...]

Author/illustrator Sally Kindberg writes about her workshops.

December 19th, 2016|0 Comments

One of the joys of my being an author/illustrator is being lucky enough to run workshops encouraging others to have confidence in their ideas, and write and draw them. Workshops could be anywhere … Four [...]