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Cranford: Episode 2 Review

Clare Williams brings us up to date in the second of her reviews of the BBC's drama series Cranford. Episode…

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Literature

Recommended Reads: The Swimming-Pool Library

Alan Hollinghurst is best-known for his Booker Prize-winning The Line of Beauty (superbly adapted for television by BBC Drama), a…

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Literature

A Note on Patrick Kavanagh

Patrick Kavanagh, who died forty years ago today is one of the best-loved of all Irish writers and was effectively…

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Literature

Why are our children not reading?

British children are not reading as much as they used to and in particular they are not reading for pleasure.…

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Publications

The Reader 28: Rising from the Depths

Issue 28 of The Reader magazine thumped onto the office doormat today (I'll be fine, really) and we could not…

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Calderstones

Mersey Care Reads Update

In posts during October we introduced Mersey Care Reads, a joint project between The Reader and Mersey Care NHS Trust,…

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Calderstones

Reader event: The Penny Readings

On the evening of Sunday 9th December, at St George's Hall in Liverpool, The Reader is hosting its fourth annual Penny Readings…

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Literature

Biographer Stephen Gill: Wordsworth’s Prelude

The Reader’s outreach project, Get Into Reading, was kick-started by Melvyn Bragg’s Radio programme In Our Time. I was driving…

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Literature

Featured Poem: Sonnet to William Wilberforce, Esq.

On November 26, 1731 the English poet and hymnodist William Cowper was born. Cowper trained as a lawyer but became…

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Publications

Cranford: Sunday, 9PM, BBC1

Somehow this time of year always feels right for a good dramatic adaptation of a Victorian novel, just as it…

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Literature

Vernon Scannell 1922-2007

The poet Vernon Scannell died last weekend aged 85. He was a prolific writer: eight novels, autobiographical memoirs, works of…

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Literature

Featured Anthology: Staying Alive – Brendan Kennelly

As the end of the week arrives and the last poem from our featured anthology Staying Alive is posted, it…

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