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Featured Anthology: Staying Alive – David Constantine

As well as being a regular contributor to The Reader, David Constantine is a freelance writer, poet and translator. Possessing…

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Twitterlit: First Lines of Books

Among writers of popular fiction it is widely believed that if book shop browsers are not hooked by the end…

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Literature

Featured Anthology: Staying Alive – Anne Stevenson

Anne Stevenson, a critic of Sylvia Plath and Elizabeth Bishop and a poet herself, was born in Cambridge in 1933…

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Literature

Featured Anthology: Staying Alive – Denise Levertov

The first poem to feature from our second featured anthology, Staying Alive: Real Poems for Unreal Times, is 'Living' by…

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BBC TV: Cranford

Just a heads up to remind all our readers that the first episode in the BBC's much anticipated five part…

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Literature

The Death of the Book

On Monday the online retailer Amazon is tipped to release its electronic reading device known as the Kindle. This is…

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Shared Reading

Links We Liked for 16 November 2007

It's been a rough week on writers. First there was Norman Mailer, then Ira Levin. The death of Mailer, as…

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Literature

Recommended Reads: The Secrets of Harry Bright

Steven Powell has an M.A. in Victorian Literature from the University of Liverpool, and is currently studying for a Literature…

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Literature

Recommended Reads: ‘Adlestrop’, by Edward Thomas

By Julie-ann Rowell. Julie-ann is a poet whose first pamphlet collection, Convergence, was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. Her new…

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BBC Free Thinking Festival: Going Sane

Hands up... are you sane? (A few hands hover in the air)... Insane? (A similar number of hands are thrusted…

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Noel Godfrey Chavasse 90th Anniversary

Noel Godfrey Chavasse died of his wounds at Branhoek, Belgium on August 4, 1917, aged 33. The son of Francis…

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Literature

Reader event: Food for Thought

Members of staff at The Reader Organisation share their experiences about ‘Food for Thought', an event held at the University…

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