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Books about Bereavement: How to help children understand bereavement

July 12, 2016


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


¬†This 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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Read of the Week: A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry

July 6, 2016


Our latest Read of the Week comes from London Course Leader Penny who recommends A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry.

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Recommended Read: Maresi by Maria Turtschaninoff

July 5, 2016


This week we have another recommended read for young adults. This one comes from Lydia Croft, whose been doing work experience with us here at The Reader, she’s chosen fantasy novel Maresi.

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Featured Poem: The Dragonfly by Alfred Lord Tennyson

July 4, 2016


An interesting extract to blow the cobwebs off this Monday morning, The Dragonfly by Alfred Lord Tennyson stands as a ray of light breaking through from a darker, more desolate source.

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Can you identify the literary brains behind the beard?

June 29, 2016

As it’s National Beard Week we thought we’d have some fun with our favourite fuzzy faced writers. Can you identify these beardy scribes by just their whiskers?

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Read of the Week: Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes

June 29, 2016



A classic you might not have picked up before, our Read of the Week, Don Quixote, considers what it us to believe in an ideal.

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