“Emotions make up the richness of human experience and they need to be understood, not lobotomised” Angela Patmore in The Reader 36
* New poetry by John Kinsella and Michael Parker
* New fiction by Vanessa Hemingway, a writer with a very famous grandfather, and a great voice of her own
* Seamus Heaney’s prose poem about Thomas Hardy
* Peter Robinson writes on his poem, ‘Otterspool Prom’, the latest in the series Poet on His Work
* Essays by Angela Patmore on why stress is good for you, and Hans van der Heijden, the architect behind the fabulous redesign of Liverpool’s Bluecoat, on Wittgenstein
* Eric Lomax (The Railway Man) talks to Angela Macmillan
* Blake Morrison, Philip Davis and Josie Billington discuss the importance of reading in groups, the latest contribution to The Reading Revolution series
And much more inside!
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