A Farmer's Diary - finished copies for reading groups


We’re offering up to 10 finished copies of A Farmer’s Diary by Sally Urwin for a reading group based in the UK, ideally with active social media presence. We’d really like this to go to a rural or regional reading group, with bonus points if you have any farmer members! The book accounts a year in the life of farmer Sally Urwin who gave up a marketing job when she married Steve and moved to High House Farm in rural Northumberland. Two kids later and she’s looking after the farm, lambing non stop in spring and taking on extra work to keep the bills paid. This is a funny, honest account of the realities of agricultural life – the highs, the lows, and everything in between.


Suggestions for National Poetry Day 2019

National Poetry Day generates an explosion of activity nationwide, thousands of amazing events across the UK – in schools, libraries, bookshops and hospitals, on buses, trains and boats – all celebrating poetry’s power to bring people together. 2019 is the 25th anniversary of National Poetry Day – expect the celebrations to run all year long.

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Hive and The Reading Agency

The Reading Agency loves books, in every form, and we know you do too. We love it when people borrow books in every format from their brilliant local libraries. We love it when reading groups get exclusive free proofs from our publisher partners. We love it when readers pick up a pre-loved book from a second-hand bookshop for a song. And we also love it when you buy yourself or someone else a brand new book from a high street bookshop. We also know that buying online is quick and convenient...

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