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‘I am learning: I can compare what is happening in the book to my own culture’ – Nisha’s Reader Story

This Reader Story was collected and written by Fiona Magee.   "Tell about the house, George," Lennie begged.  "Sure, we'd…

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“All you have to bring is yourself” – Tassie’s Reader Story

This Reader Story was collected and written by Fiona Magee. Tassie was part of a Shared Reading group that took place…

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Yvonne’s Story: “It’s like a therapy for your mind. It relaxes your mind to have something different to think about.”

Yvonne moved to England from Jamaica in the 1970s and worked as a nurse for many years. She joined a telephone Shared Reading group…

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‘You can’t pay for this’ – Patricia’s Story

Patricia is a regular at a special Shared Reading group at her local hospital, for people living with chronic pain.…

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“This is something real that we all believe in.” – Jane’s Story

This Reader Story was collected and written by Fiona Magee. Jane is a volunteer Reader Leader and Shared Reading group…

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Carrina’s Story: “it’s different, personal and wonderful all at the same time.”

Carrina has been volunteering with The Reader since 2019. She lives in London and has been helping out on our…

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“It Has Become My One Opening To The World” – Peter’s Story

Peter has been attending a Shared Reading group in his local library for two years. Here is what he says…

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A ‘reawakening’ through reading – Jack’s Story

Our annual AGM is coming up next week, and we're looking forward to celebrating a year of achievements with some…

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‘It’s Good To Have Something Which Means Something To Me’ – Callam’s Story

Callam was recommended to try shared reading by his occupational therapist. He has attended the group for almost a year…

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Betty has a strong memory of being cut off by the tide and ‘guided’ to shore by a dog

Earlier this week, The Reader we gave a summary of the 'Living Well with Dementia'  session at Shared Reading for…

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