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On the big screen: A Monster Calls

As Patrick Ness' A Monster Calls hits the big screen on New Year's Day, our patron Frank Cottrell Boyce explores…

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Literature

Recommended Reads: Five Frightful Stories this Halloween

On this Hallowed Eve we thought we'd get into the spooky spirits with a few frightful recommended reads... The Haunting…

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Literature

The Reader 63

The weather is turning, the leaves are falling, Autumn is most certainly upon us and with a new season comes…

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People with lives: Combating chronic pain through Shared Reading

Can you combat chronic pain through Shared Reading? Kate, who runs the chronic pain reading group at Broadgreen Hospital in…

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Literature

Top Five: The Literary Pride of Yorkshire

Happy Yorkshire Day! What better time to celebrate some of the county's finest writers, eh? Many counties in England may compete…

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Redeemable: Erwin James on reading and finding redemption

Ahead of his appearance at the London Penny Readings, we spoke to Erwin James about his new book Redeemable and…

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Attending social groups can improve health and wellbeing after retirement

New research has suggested that taking part in social activities, including book groups and church groups, is linked with improved…

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Linking the arts and Shared Reading with good mental health

The link between the arts and improved mental well-being is one which more professionals and volunteers are experiencing firsthand in…

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The Reader 60

The first issue of The Reader in 2016 is here and it's a very special one indeed as it heralds…

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Connecting to the stress-relieving power of poetry

It's great news to hear that the connection between poetry and mental wellbeing is being highlighted, thanks to the launch…

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Shared Reading in Libraries

‘Well I just love coming. It's something to look forward to. It makes you think...when I'm here I don't think…

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Social Business Trust backs The Reader with £1.5m support

We're delighted to announce the news that Social Business Trust has awarded £1.5 million worth of funding and business support…

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