Find a Christmas gift for all at The Reader
There's no hiding from it anymore, Christmas is coming. But don't panic, we've got bookish gifts all wrapped up!
The trees are springing up, mince pies are back on the shelves and delicious food and drink is everywhere to be seen, but I must ask the dreaded question on everyone's lips... How's the Christmas shopping going?
The well prepared among you may have already finished the wrapping by now but others, yours truly included, may not have bought one incy-wincy gift yet, but fear not - we are here to help.
Our Reader anthologies, published by Chatto and Windus, and quarterly magazine are a great gift for the special someone in your life, providing a huge array of great literature to last them a lifetime.
A gift to share with all
'This book will bring pleasure to everyone who reads it or who listens to someone else reading the stories and poems aloud. Simply delicious. Utterly life enhancing.'Amazon Review
Our first Reader anthology, A Little, Aloud was put together an incredible six years ago and still stands the test of time. Each story is designed to read aloud to anyone & everyone - because as Stephen Fry once said, 'I've always known that reading aloud is one of the paths to greater happiness in life.'
This anthology features a wide range of sections appealing to the masses: Father & Son, The Paths of Our Lives and The Trouble with Pleasures are to name a few in this brilliant collection. It suits story-lovers of all tastes, with excerpts and poems from an array of fantastic authors: Katherine Mansfield, Thomas Hardy, Robert Frost and the list goes on...
Pick up your copy here.
A gift to share with the little one in your life
'Wonderful collection of short stories, excerpts from longer ones and poetry. My daughter was held captive when I read her Neil Gaiman's "Instructions" for the first time and now almost knows it by heart.'Amazon Review
This anthology offers a fantastic selection of prose and poetry suitable for reading aloud with children. Families are a unique thing, and there's a story here for all of them, from Wind in the Willows to Dracula, Jacqueline Wilson to Brothers Grimm.
If excitement is high on Christmas Eve why not settle your little down with a festive story or poem such as Charles Thomson's poem, Christmas Pudding.
These stories are just itching to be brought to life so why not give the child in your life the gift of Shared Reading that will last all year long. Copies are available here.
A gift to share with that special someone
'This book is a joy to delve into and, like the previous two books A Little, Aloud and A Little, Aloud for Children, is perfect for the job.'
Our most recent anthology, A Little, Aloud with Love brings a celebration of love into your home this festive season.
Read aloud Our places by the fire place to a parent, My love is come to me to a partner, or A need to reach out sometimes to a friend. There really is something for everyone you love in this rich and joyful collection.
For a Christmas gift sealed with a loving kiss, order your copy of A Little Aloud with Love here.
Or perhaps a gift that keeps on giving?
The Reader Magazine, published quarterly since 1997, is a unique literary magazine which publishes prose and poetry of all styles and genres, reflective pieces and essays.
With regular contributions from authors, poems and from us here at The Reader, our magazine has found a home in locations all over the globe!
Why not purchase your loved one a yearly subscription to this mag and supply them with 365 days of great reads? Subscribe here.
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