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Read of the Week: The Life of Rebecca Jones by Angharad Price

July 20, 2016

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Published in 2002, The Life of Rebecca Jones received much interest with readers flocking to Price’s uncle’s farm where the story was set.

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Recommended Read: Anna and the Swallow Man by Gavriel Savit

July 19, 2016

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This week we continue our trend of Recommended Reads for Young Adults. This one comes from Kate Mackrell, who has been doing work experience with us here at The Reader.

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Ranked: The Novels of Jane Austen

July 18, 2016

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Today marks the anniversary of Jane Austen’s death in 1817 and it’s got us thinking about what an incredible legacy she left behind.

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Featured Poem: There is no frigate like a book by Emily Dickinson

July 18, 2016

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Our Featured Poem this week comes from Emily Dickinson, a poem which perfectly captures the importance and value of reading for pleasure!

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Read of the Week: The Wife’s Lament by Anonymous

July 13, 2016


We’re departing from the prose trend for the latest Read of the Week, poetry this time from an unknown author, The Wife’s Lament.
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Books about Bereavement: How to help children understand bereavement

July 12, 2016

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It is one of life’s sad certainties that children will experience grief at some point, we’ve collected together some great literature that can help children understand bereavement.

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Featured Poem: Solitude by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

July 11, 2016

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┬áThis week’s Featured Poem comes from Ella Wheeler Wilcox, a popular poet in her own lifetime, Solitude is her most renowned work.

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