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Radio 2 Book Club choice: The Peculiar Life of a Lonely Postman

19 November 2014 / BBC Radio 2 Book Club / News / 0 comments

The Peculiar Life of a Lonely Postman by Denis Thériault (Hesperus Press) will be featured on the Radio 2 Book Club on Monday 1 December. The book was selected with the help of a panel made up of Reading Agency and library staff from across the UK. We have an exclusive extract available for you to read as well as a discussion questions for your reading group. The Peculiar Life of a Lonely Postman Secretly steaming open envelopes and reading the letters inside, Bilodo has found an escape from his lonely and routine life as a postman. When one day he… more

November 2014 Chatterbooks Reads

5 November 2014 / 0 comments

Each month the Chatterbooks team select their favourite new titles with the help of librarians, publishers, and children. Here are our picks for November. Books for Younger Readers Whenever there's a pong, poo or puddle that can't be explained, Norman and Ringo are the hounds that take the blame. Determined to exploit their status for profit, Blamehounds Inc. is soon in business… more

Radio 2 Book Club choice: Leaving Time

4 November 2014 / BBC Radio 2 Book Club / News / 0 comments

Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult will be featured on the Radio 2 Book Club on Monday 17 November. The book was selected with the help of a panel made up of Reading Agency and library staff from across the UK. We have an exclusive extract available for you to read as well as questions for your reading group. Leaving Time Jenna Metcalf was… more

Read Along with the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books

28 October 2014 / News / 0 comments

Twelve reading groups have signed up to shadow the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books. with The Reading Agency. For the first time, reading group feedback will form part of the judging process of the prize. The Royal Society has provided us with the first chapter of the six shortlisted titles, so that you can read along with… more