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Recommended Reads: Stuart … A Life backwards

This recommendation is posted by Sara Pendergast, writer, painter, working in Washington State. Stuart ... A Life Backwards: Alexander Masters’…

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Featured Poem: Hamatreya

So it's my turn to recommend a poem and I choose 'Hamatreya' by Ralph Waldo Emerson. Emerson is better known…

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Author Readings and Workshops Near Liverpool

Manchester-based publisher Comma Press is promoting a new book of short stories entitled Elsewhere: Stories From Small Town Europe and…

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Literature

Featured Poem: The Lake Isle of Innisfree

ReaderOnline contributor Siobhan Chapman has recently returned to teaching after a year's sabbatical to write a book. Judging by her…

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Publications

The Reader 27 has landed!

In Issue 27, The Reader tries for happiness and we couldn't be more happy that it has arrived so we…

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Literature

Featured Poem: Ode To Autumn

Thursday October 4 is National Poetry Day here in the UK and to mark the occasion we are going to…

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Calderstones

James Ellroy on Dashiell Hammett

On Saturday The Guardian newspaper printed a superb piece by James Ellroy on crime writer and sometime Pinkerton detective Dashiell…

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Publications

It’s Art, Stupid! Andrew Motion at the Sefton Festival of Literature

The Sefton Festival of Literature opened on Wednesday September 19 and closes with a performance by poet Jackie Kay at…

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Literature

Recommended Reads: Black Swan Green

David Mitchell is surely one of the best British novelists writing today and his latest novel Black Swan Green strengthens…

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Literature

Recommended Reads: Einstein, His Life and Universe

By Siobhan Chapman. Walter Isaacson. Einstein, His Life and Universe. Simon & Schuster, 2007. Albert Einstein was an engaging and…

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Literature

Neglected Books

One of the areas where The Reader magazine excels is in looking again at writing that would otherwise get lost…

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Literature

V.S. Naipaul on Young People These Days

He's been everywhere the last week or so. V.S. Naipaul has a book to sell and he seems to think…

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