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Orange Prize Winners Announced

The winners of the Orange Prize were announced last night at the Royal Festival Hall on London’s South Bank. Nigerian…

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The Poetry of Les Murray

Les Murray, sometimes of this parish, features in this week's New Yorker in a review article by Dan Chiasson. Chiasson…

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Underground Books

One theory about how to get people reading is that if you put books in front of them they will…

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Middle Ages Tech Support

New technology is never easy.

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Getting into Reading in Runcorn

Helen Tookey On Saturday The Reader ran a readers’ day at the fantastic Brindley theatre and arts centre in Runcorn,…

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Getting the Nation Reading

by Katie Peters At The Reader we were excited to hear that 2008 is to be a national year of…

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Going for Gold

by Katie Peters The organisers of the Carnegie gold medal for children’s writing yesterday, librarians’ institute CILIP, last week issued…

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Alternative Worlds

Reader volunteer Emily Dixon reflects on what she gets from reading For me, one of the greatest pleasures of reading…

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Recommended Reads for World Book Day

Angela Macmillan recommends Bleak House by Charles Dickens. I always hum and hah whenever someone asks me to name my…

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Facing a Challenge

Mary Weston, a project worker with The Reader organisation's Get Into Reading project, describes the challenge of her work with…

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