What Would Shakespeare Give Away for World Book Night?

It’s Shakespeare’s birthday, which gives me license to remember the dysfunctional number of times I stood at the back of the stalls of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, when standing cost 70p a ticket, dizzy with excitement at seeing Eileen Atkins play...
World Book Night

World Book Night

I’m filled to the brim with a warm glow.  I’ve just got back from handing out copies of The World’s Wife by Carol Ann Duffy, doing my bit for World Book Night.  It was auspiciously bright and sunny in Bristol and there was a sense of spring...

World Book Night – March 5th

Today is a red letter day – I’ve just heard that I’m one of the people lucky enough to be taking part in World Book Night on March 5th – another red letter day. It’s a fantastic scheme : twenty thousand people are going to be given...