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The Reader Issue 35



Featuring Les Murray, John Greening, Frank Cottrell Boyce, Richard Flanagan, Catherine Pickstock


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only £6.95

Contents Include:

  • New poetry by Les Murray, Connie Bensley and Tom Paulin; and John Greening writes the latest in our ‘Poet on His Work’ series
  • New fiction by Frank Cottrell Boyce and Richard Flanagan
  • Essays by Catherine Pickstock on Tracey Emin, and Paul Kingsnorth of the Dark Mountain Project on the myths and stories that threaten our world
  • The Reader Gets Angry: a searing indictment of teacher-training in this country from Gabriella Gruder-Poni
  • Interview with Liverpool composer Kenneth Hesketh
  • Recommendations from Adam Phillips and Frank Cottrell Boyce

Issue Highlight:

In this issue, Frank Cottrell Boyce gives us his own short story, and also provides the first of The Reader’s new occasional series ‘ Books for your Children’

Bit at the Bottom:

From 'O Tell Me the Truth'

Will it start with a vague apprehension?
Will it come as a pain in the chest –
or a place which we don’t like to mention?
Will it be introduced by a test?

By Connie Bensley

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