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Live Stream: The Life of Charles Dickens by John Forster

The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete, by John Forster from CHAPTER II. HARD EXPERIENCES IN BOYHOOD. Read the…

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Publications

Bread and Roses – part four

The Reader is a charity which usually brings people together to listen to stories, extracts and poems in free, weekly…

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My Inner Anthology

My Inner Anthology: A Century of South African Short Stories

The Inner Anthology is an invisible book that varies from editor to editor. It takes a lifetime to compile, it will…

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Live Stream: A Summer Night by Matthew Arnold

  A Summer Night In the deserted, moon-blanched street, How lonely rings the echo of my feet! Those windows, which…

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Calderstones

Turkish carpets, geometric tables and a candelabra: what was inside the 19th Century Mansion House?

Next in series of articles exploring Calderstones' rich history, Heritage Coordinator Holly Gilson investigates what kind of furniture might have…

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Places to Go

Places to Go: The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

In this week's audio adventure, Erin Carlstrom, The Reader's London Hub Leader reads from The Count of Monte Cristo by…

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Live Stream: The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave by Frederick Douglass

  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave By Frederick Douglass Chapter One I was born…

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Publications

The Reader Magazine: Poetry and Shared Reading

In this article from Issue 71 of The Reader Magazine, The Reader's Learning and Quality Leader, Chris Lynn, explores how…

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Live Streams

Live Stream: Beauty by Edward Thomas

Beauty What does it mean? Tired, angry, and ill at ease, No man, woman, or child alive could please Me…

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Featured Poems

Featured Poem: Dreams by Paul Laurence Dunbar

This week in our special series of Featured Poems, Learning and Quality Coordinator at The Reader, Lisa Spurgin takes us…

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Places to Go

Places to Go: Araby by James Joyce

In this week's Places to Go, we're heading to Ireland with our Publications Manager Grace Frame. Grace reads a section…

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Important Updates

An update from The Reader Café Team 

  As we continue to work through the details of how we can safely re-open the Mansion House, we’re making some changes to our service at The…

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