Author(s): Angela Macmillan
"Will it come like a change in the weather? Will its greeting be courteous or rough? Will it alter my life altogether? O tell me the truth about love."( W.H. Auden). Many of the most popular works in the English language celebrate love in all its forms: that heady first flush, the agony of heartbreak, joyful reunions, the love of a parent for a child...And what better way to share these beautiful pieces than to read them aloud, to someone you love? Research has shown that being read to makes us healthier and happier, it enriches our hearts and minds. Put together by The Reader Organisation, whose read-aloud book groups help thousands all across the UK each week, this anthology gathers together favourite poems and prose as well as some surprises. Read 'Our places by the fire place' to a parent, 'My love is come to me' to a partner, 'Most near, most dear' to a child, or even 'A need to reach out sometimes' to a friend. Discover Haruki Murakami's quirky take on love at first sight and, alongside it, enjoy the immortal wisdom of Walt Whitman. The publisher is donating all royalties from this book to The Reader Organisation, the leading UK agency for reading and health.
An anthology of prose and poetry selected for reading a little, aloud, to someone you love
"Discover the pleasure of reading aloud. Celebrating love in all its forms, from the first flush of romance to a mother's love for her child...delightful anthology...Research has shown that reading aloud can improve memory as well as increase empathy and relaxation. So this book is not just a pleasure but...also good for you." The Lady
Angela Macmillan (Author) The Reader is a national charity dedicated to bringing about a reading revolution by making it possible for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to enjoy and engage with literature on a deep and personal level. Their Shared Reading groups, in which books and poems are always read aloud, reach across all ages, demographics and settings from nurseries and schools to care homes, via hospitals, mental health settings and prisons. The organisation started on Merseyside but has since expanded across the UK and beyond. Angela Macmillan has worked at The Reader since its inception and has run several 'Shared Reading' groups