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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 them. The Shortlisted books Stuff Matters: The Strange Stories of the Marvellous Materials that Shape Our Man-made World by Mark Miodownik Why is glass see-through? What makes elastic stretchy? Why does a paperclip bend? Why does any material look and behave the… more

Radio 2 Book Club choice: The Children Act

8 October 2014 / BBC Radio 2 Book Club / News / 0 comments

The Children Act by Ian McEwan will be featured on the Radio 2 Book Club on Monday 20 October. 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 reading guide. The Children Act Fiona Maye… more

Next Generation Poets 2014

3 October 2014 / Next Generation Poets / 0 comments

The Poetry Book Society has announced its list of Next Generation Poets 2014. These 20 poets are chosen only once every ten years and are expected to dominate the poetry landscape of the coming decade. The accolade has previously recognised Carol Ann Duffy and Simon Armitage. This decade's list includes performance poet Kate Tempest; the youngest ever T S Eliot… more