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People with lives: Combating chronic pain through Shared Reading

August 11, 2016


Can you combat chronic pain through Shared Reading? Kate, who runs the chronic pain reading group at Broadgreen Hospital in Liverpool tells us how it can be as effective as traditional therapies.

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Read of the Week: The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

August 10, 2016



This week’s Read comes from one of our loveliest Readers in Residence, Vic, who suggests Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking.

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Reader Story: Work Experience at The Reader

August 9, 2016


We’ve had a few fresh faces in the office doing some work experience recently and as well as offering some fantastic reading recommendations, Rebecca has kindly penned some words on her Reader experience.

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Featured Poem: A Thunderstorm in Town by Thomas Hardy

August 8, 2016


Don’t imagine that this week’s choice of poem means we’re abandoning all hopes of summer, rather, let A Thunderstorm in Town to remind us of the rain’s sometime virtues… just in case.

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Volunteer with The Reader in Cheshire East

August 4, 2016


We’re currently recruiting volunteers in Cheshire East – if you’re interested in delivering a regular Shared Reading session find out how you can get involved.

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Read of the Week: Sonnets from the Portuguese by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

August 3, 2016


A new Read of the Week from Lead Reader Clare, whose singing the praises of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Sonnets from the Portuguese.

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Poets Don’t Lie – The Reader Volunteer Anthology

August 2, 2016


Introducing our latest anthology, Poets Don’t Lie, created by and dedicated to the volunteers who make possible so many of our Shared Reading projects across the UK.
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