*GIVEAWAY* Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale

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Margaret Atwood is going to be returning to Gilead this September with The Testaments, the sequel to her iconic dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale.

In anticipation of the publication of The Testaments, we’re encouraging readers across the UK to (re)read The Handmaid’s Tale by giving away 50 sets of the book (up to 10 copies per library), posters for display and a guide for reading groups.

‘Dear Readers: Everything you’ve ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings is the inspiration for this book. Well, almost everything! The other inspiration is the world we’ve been living in’ – Margaret Atwood



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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How to start a reading group

Interested in joining a reading group or starting one of your own? Download our quick guide to getting started.

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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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