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Featured Poem: To Mrs K, On Her Sending Me an English Christmas Plum-Cake at Paris by Helen Maria Williams

This week's festive Featured Poem is To Mrs K, On Her Sending Me an English Christmas Plum-Cake at Paris by…

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Shared Reading

Happy Holidays from The Reader – take home our Home for Christmas anthology

The Reader team has been counting down the days to Christmas the only way we know how - with a…

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Literature

Featured Poem: The Darkling Thrush by Thomas Hardy

This week's Featured Poem is The Darkling Thrush by Thomas Hardy, chosen by The Reader's Publications Manager, Grace Frame. Not…

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Calderstones

Home for Christmas – The Penny Readings 2019

As part of The Reader’s Home for Christmas programme, for the first time the Penny Readings took place in our…

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Literature

Featured Poem: Sheep in Winter by John Clare

This week's Featured Poem is Sheep in Winter by John Clare, chosen by The Reader's Publications Manager, Grace Frame.

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Reader Story

‘I will never forget Alan and Jo, and the camaraderie they shared through reading together’

Leonie is a volunteer for The Reader in North Derbyshire, reading in a sheltered housing space in Chesterfield. In this…

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Literature

Featured Poem: Patience by Emily Dickinson

This week's Featured Poem is Patience by Emily Dickinson, chosen by The Reader's Publications Manager, Grace Frame.

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Reader Story

‘I’ve been amazed – truly blown away’ – Catherine’s Reader Story

Catherine is a volunteer for The Reader in the North West, reading predominantly with older people in care homes. In…

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Literature

Featured Poem: November Skies by John Freeman

This week's Featured Poem is November Skies by John Freeman, chosen by The Reader's Learning and Quality Leader, Amanda Boston.

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Calderstones

Christmas at Calderstones – opening hours

We'll be open as usual in the run up to the festive period this year, with some changes to our…

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Calderstones

The Reader and dot-art Announce New Partnership

The Reader, which in September re-opened the Mansion House in Calderstones Park after a multi-million pound refurbishment project, has announced…

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Literature

Featured Poem: Huge Vapours Brood above the Clifted Shore by Charlotte Smith

This week's Featured Poem is Huge Vapours Brood above the Clifted Shore by Charlotte Smith, chosen by The Reader's Learning…

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