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The Reader Issue 48



Featuring Brian Turner, Howard Jacobson, Professor Philip Davis, Iona Heath


only £6.95


only £6.95

Contents Include:

  • US ‘soldier poet’ Brian Turner, author of ‘The Hurt Locker’, as the Poet on His Work
  • An extract from Howard Jacobson’s brand new novel, Zoo Time
  • To mark its one year anniversary, Professor Philip Davis sets out a manifesto for the pioneering work carried out by the Centre for Research into Reading, Information and Linguistic Systems
  • New poetry from Andrew McNeillie, Chris Hardy, Emma Curran, Melissa Lee-Houghton and Sarah Lindon. 

Issue Highlight:

‘I thought then that the sensitivity of the artist may equal the knowledge of the scientist. Both have the same object, nature and perhaps in time it will be possible for them to link together in a great and marvellous force which is at present hard to imagine.’

‘Imagining the Patient’, is a thought provoking interview about literature and medicine with Iona Heath, the outgoing President of the Royal College of GPs. Iona talks about how extensive reading and Chekhov, as both doctor and writer- talking about the marriage between art and science- helped to affect her own behaviour in the consulting room.

Bit at the Bottom:

‘Did you ever remark that door?’… ‘It is connected in my mind, with a very odd story.’

Read the extract from Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde selected by Angela Macmillan for this issue’s A Little MORE Aloud. The extract comes very near to the beginning and is perfect for reading aloud.

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