‘The magic of story’: The Unforgotten Coat in Germany

The Unforgotten Coat has been on quite a journey since its publication in 2011 for The Reader’s Our Read campaign. It’s been shared in schools and universities, at festivals and events and has garnered several award wins and nominations. We’ve been amazed at how the story – inspired by true events – has become a … Continue reading “‘The magic of story’: The Unforgotten Coat in Germany”

Another impressive nomination for The Unforgotten Coat!

We are very proud to announce that The Unforgotten Coat – the book written especially for The Reader Organisation by award winning author, screenwriter and patron of TRO  Frank Cottrell Boyce – has been nominated for the prestigious 2014 IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People) international Honour List.The IBBY awards are published every … Continue reading “Another impressive nomination for The Unforgotten Coat!”

The Unforgotten Coat wins again!

Congratulations to award-winning author, patron and great friend of The Reader Organisation, Frank Cottrell Boyce, for winning the award for The Unforgotten Coat in the category of Children’s Book at this year’s German Children’s Literature Awards. We are very proud of Frank and The Unforgotten Coat as it was penned especially for The Reader Organisation … Continue reading “The Unforgotten Coat wins again!”

The Unforgotten Coat shortlisted in Costa Book Awards

Absolutely fantastic news – The Unforgotten Coat, the book written exclusively for The Reader Organisation for Our Read 2011 by the brilliant Frank Cottrell Boyce, has been included in the shortlist for the Costa Book Awards 2011! Running since 1971 (when they were known as the Whitbread Literary Awards), the Costa Book Awards are one … Continue reading “The Unforgotten Coat shortlisted in Costa Book Awards”

The Unforgotten Coat Makes a Splash in America

Thanks to this year’s Our Read book giveaway, tens of thousands of people in the UK and beyond have read and enjoyed Frank Cottrell Boyce’s The Unforgotten Coat, and now it seems that our stateside cousins are also relishing the adventures of Chingis and Nergui. Frank’s story about the two Mongolian brothers who arrive in Bootle … Continue reading “The Unforgotten Coat Makes a Splash in America”

The Award-Winning Unforgotten Coat!

A huge congratulations go to The Reader Organisation’s patron, Professor of Reading at Liverpool Hope University and author extraordinaire Frank Cottrell Boyce who has won the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize for The Unforgotten Coat. Frank scooped the prize last night for the story, written exclusively for The Reader Organisation and Our Read 2011. 50,000 free … Continue reading “The Award-Winning Unforgotten Coat!”

Introducing Professor Frank Cottrell Boyce…and more Unforgotten Coat success

Here at The Reader Organisation we’re reading a range of very interesting things on a daily basis, but we were especially thrilled to read this great piece in the Education Guardian all about TRO patron, supporter and great friend Frank Cottrell Boyce becoming Professor of Reading and Communication – the first professorship of its kind in … Continue reading “Introducing Professor Frank Cottrell Boyce…and more Unforgotten Coat success”

Chain Read at the Bluecoat

Whilst Jen, Charlotte and a few others were speeding down to London on “Frank’s Train” for the launch of Our Read, I was happily reading away at the Chain Read down at The Bluecoat (all photos c. The Bluecoat and TRO): It was a really fantastic day, and lots of people turned up to read … Continue reading “Chain Read at the Bluecoat”

Shared Reading: a secular church?

From Robert Lyon, Communications Intern Prayer, the Church’s banquet, Angels’ age, God’s breath in man returning to his birth, The soul in paraphrase, heart in pilgrimage, The Christian plummet, sounding heaven and earth; Prayer, George Herbert Here at The Reader we have developed a Shared Reading model that brings people together, creates community and builds … Continue reading “Shared Reading: a secular church?”

Turning Pages Together: A Celebration of Children’s Literature

Turning Pages Together: A Celebration of Children’s Literature Thursday 11th June, 4-6pm Calderstones Mansion House, Liverpool L18 3JB Join Nicolette Jones, Children’s Books Editor for The Sunday Times, award-winning author Frank Cottrell Boyce and The Reader Organisation as we take a fascinating journey through the world of Children’s Literature at this special event at Calderstones … Continue reading “Turning Pages Together: A Celebration of Children’s Literature”