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Radio 2 Book Club: Bring Back the King


Bring Back the King: The New Science of De-extinction by Helen Pilcher will feature on the Radio 2 Fact not Fiction Book Club on Thursday 29 September. The book was selected with the help of a panel made up of Reading Agency and library staff from across the UK. Read more »

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Radio 2 Book Club: Conclave


Conclave by multi-bestselling author Robert Harris will be featured on the Radio 2 Book Club on Monday 3 October. Read more »

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Doing my time at HMP Thameside


It’s a sunny morning when I arrive at HMP Thameside, where I have been invited to attend the prison library’s reading group. Today, we’re here to discuss Sunday Times bestseller Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig. The books have been provided by World Book Night, The Reading Agency’s annual celebration of reading and books that sees passionate volunteers give out hundreds of thousands of books in their communities. Read more »

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My visit to the Homeless Book Club


Rose Goddard recently visited the Homeless Book Club in Shoreditch, which uses World Book Night titles for its weekly discussions. Read more »

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Man Booker Prize shortlist 2016


The shortlist for the 2016 Man Booker Prize was announced today (13 September). The prize celebrates fiction at its finest, and is open to writers of any nationality, writing originally in English and published in the UK. It is recognised as the leading prize for high quality literary fiction written in English. Read more »