Gogglebox’s June and Leon help launch latest literary anthology from The Reader – A Little Aloud With Love

To celebrate the publication of A Little Aloud with Love, the latest anthology in their A Little Aloud series, The Reader will be holding a launch event at Waterstones Liverpool One on Thursday 11 February, 6:30pm-8pm, hosted by BBC Radio Merseyside’s Roger Phillips and featuring Channel 4’s Gogglebox stars and Liverpool lovebirds June and Leon.

A Little Aloud With Love is available now from store and online retailers including www.thereader.org.uk and would make the perfect Valentine’s gift. The anthology is designed to be read aloud to a loved one and features popular selections from writers across time – from Shakespeare and Shelley to Haruki Murakami and Wendy Cope.

Tickets to the A Little Aloud With Love launch on 11 February are £3 each and can be bought on the door or in advance by ringing Waterstones Liverpool One on 0151 709 9820. Live music and readings will make for a magical evening for romantics young and old.

Dr Jane Davis, Director & Founder of The Reader said:

“It’s fantastic to have Liverpool’s favourite couple June and Leon with us to celebrate the launch of A Little Aloud With Love. Our publishers Chatto & Windus are donating all royalties to The Reader, so anyone who buys a copy will be supporting our work running Shared Reading groups across the UK – enough to give anyone that warm fuzzy feeling!”

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About The Reader

The Reader is a charity that breaks down barriers to enjoying literature through Shared Reading, making reading a communal and accessible activity. Every week, our project workers are running Shared Reading groups across the UK, in settings including care homes, libraries, schools, prisons, mental health wards and community centres. We read stories and poems aloud and invite people to share their personal responses in the group, building a supportive network for group members. In our community project funded by Liverpool CCG, 49% of reading group participants said they now visit the GP less frequently thanks to the groups.

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