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Live Stream: The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Reader's National Hub Leader, Esther Harsh, reads an extract from The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. The live…

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My Inner Anthology

My Inner Anthology: As I Walked Out by Laurie Lee

In this feature we're thinking about which bits of literature – whether that be in the form of poems, novels,…

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Live Stream: Outlook by Archibald Lampman

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Shared Reading

The Reader celebrates Investing in Volunteers award 

'This is probably the most rewarding thing I’ve ever done. The connectedness you get with other human beings is quite…

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My Inner Anthology

My Inner Anthology: A Portable Paradise by Roger Robinson

In this feature we're thinking about which bits of literature – whether that be in the form of poems, novels,…

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Live Stream: The History of Mary Prince (extract)

Our Head of Learning & Quality, Clare Ellis, reads an extract from The History of Mary Prince. Published in 1831,…

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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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