13 Aug 2017 Medium group 2

Podcasts for Book Lovers


We’ve put together a list of our favourite reading related podcasts for you to enjoy. From celebrity storytelling to a tour of the fascinating connections between Shakespeare and the world around us, there should be something to suit all tastes. Read more »

27 Jul 2017 Medium longlist stack

Man Booker Prize 2017


On Thursday 27 July the Man Booker Prize revealed the ‘Man Booker Dozen’ of 13 novels in contention for the 2017 prize. The prize is the leading literary award in the English speaking world, and has brought recognition, reward and readership to outstanding fiction for over four decades. Read more »

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Making a difference to readers with disabilities


Reading groups come in all shapes and sizes. This article focuses on Sandown Library Reading Group, a reading group for people with disabilities. Read more »

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Radio 2 Book Club: Tin Man


Tin Man by Sarah Winman will be featured on the Radio 2 Book Club on Monday 21 August. It begins with a painting won in a raffle: fifteen sunflowers, hung on the wall by a woman who believes that men and boys are capable of beautiful things. And then there are two boys, Ellis and Michael, who are inseparable. And the boys become men, and then Annie walks into their lives, and it changes nothing and everything. Read more »

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Radio 2 Book Club: A Manual for Heartache


A Manual for Heartache by Cathy Rentzenbrink will feature on the Radio 2 Fact not Fiction Book Club on Thursday 20 July. Heartache is human: over the course of our lives, we all encounter sadness and loss. But what do we say when the worst has happened to someone we love – and how do we cope when it happens to us? With boundless warmth and compassion, Cathy Rentzenbrink shares her experiences of living with heartache and looking for hope and joy in a cruel world. The result is a survival... Read more »