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Doris Lessing wins Nobel Prize

Jane Davis is Director of The Reader and seems to have enough energy to run a small town. She writes:…

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Get into Reading Footsoldier Dies and Goes to Heaven

Mary Weston manages the Merseycare Reads Project, teaches in Continuing Education, works as a counsellor, runs open house for asylum…

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Cheltenham Literature Festival: Mistaken Identity

Sitting down with my lunch (it’s not all cake) in the Writers’ Room, I was asked “So, have you done…

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Recommended Reads: Casino Royale

This recommendation of Ian Fleming's Casino Royale was posted by Anna Maddison. Anna is currently researching a PhD on Dante…

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Links We Liked for 9 October 2007

  While we were deciding what to do about National Poetry Day on The Reader Online I was pointed at…

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BBC Radio Merseyside Event: Liverpool Black Pioneers

Ray Costello, the author of the new book on the Liverpool black community, Liverpool Black Pioneers, published by Bluecoat Press,…

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Cheltenham Literature Festival: New Writing

Radio 4 has commissioned a series of short stories, collectively called Transformations, to be presented each evening this week at…

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Norman Nicholson Festival

News has reached The Reader of another literary festival in October. It seems unlikely that the Danish pastries and power…

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‘Time swims before me’

Eleven months ago I began working on a Get Into Reading project at a local care home for elderly people…

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Cheltenham Literature Festival: The Otherness of Helen Mirren

Not unfamiliar to a regal presence, yesterday Cheltenham played host to one of Britain's most admired leading female actors, Dame…

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Poppy Shakespeare Giveaway

Back in July we highlighted Poppy Shakespeare by Clare Allan as one of our 'recommended reads' (To read the recommendation…

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Cheltenham Literature Festival: The Saga of the Broken Glass and the Missing Rucksack

My day at the festival started with a walk across Cheltenham's Imperial Square in the quiet sunshine of an autumnal…

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