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Page to Picture

From Page to Picture sparks the imagination of its readers & encourages pupils to get creative by designing their very own book cover. A “blind date with a book”!

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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

Sebastian Barry is the winner of our 2023 Pleasure of Reading Prize, inspired by the book above and sponsored by Bloomsbury Publishing.

Books Change Lives

Give a Book partnered with the Daily Express for their charity Christmas campaign, 2022. Read more here!

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"Books are magic carpets. They allow travel to unknown realms"

Lady Antonia Fraser

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