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Reading in Prison Day 2022

On the 17th June 2022, Prison Reading Groups hosted their annual Reading in Prison day celebrating the pleasure and power of books in prison. 

The Pleasure of Reading

The Pleasure of Reading: 43 Writers on the Discovery of Reading and the Books that Inspired Them, edited by Antonia Fraser, is out now. All royalties go to Give a Book.

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“A collection of writers’ favourites on behalf of the formidable Give a Book charity,”

Peter Stothard, TLS

“Do I need to say that the anthology makes for nearly irresistible reading?”

Michael Dirda, Washington Post

Edna O’Brien is the winner of our 2022 Pleasure of Reading Prize, inspired by the book above and sponsored by Bloomsbury Publishing. Read Edna’s winner’s speech here.

In celebration of our patron, Lady Antonia Fraser’s 90th Birthday, Give a Book has set up Project 90, collaborating with the National Deaf Children's Society to help families of deaf children learn to read with sign language.

Find out more about Project 90 or Donate here, & reference "Project 90" in the message section.

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