The last month of the year has arrived – perhaps unexpectedly for some, and for others much anticipated. Either way, we might all appreciate some December Stillness from Siegried Sassoon.
Our Featured Poem for the week ahead comes from the wonderful mind of Emily Bronte, The Elder’s Rebuke.
This week’s recommended read comes from our Reading Resources Intern, Nikki Gallagher, who suggests Grace and Mary by Melvyn Bragg.
As the world rushes towards Valentines Day in a flurry of reds and pinks and heart shaped balloons we thought we’d pause for thought. Over the next week members of our Reader family will be reflecting on their favourite extracts from the A Little Aloud With Love anthology.
Discussions on literature and empathy continue to buzz around The Reader HQ following Obama’s sentiments on reading for empathy, our founder and director Jane Davis reflects on how literature can help us connect with others.
This week’s Featured Poem comes from Percy Bysshe Shelley. Lift Not the Painted Veil is a popular poem in Shared Reading and here a member of our London team shares her reflections.
‘Love loves to love love…’ Has any other subject inspired history’s greatest writers more? As we prepare to celebrate A Little, Aloud with Love‘s first birthday this Valentines Day we’re collating our favourite love quotes from the world’s wordsmiths.
This month The Reader features in The Psychologist magazine. CRILS’ Philip Davis discusses Literature in performance, psychology in action.
This week’s read comes recommended by Laura, Sutton Trust Project Coordinator, who discusses Stuart, A Life Backwards by Alexander Masters.
We went on a bear hunt! And what a beautiful day it was!