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Not sure where to start? Who to listen to? What to read? The links below will help to get you on your way.

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A tour of the Archive with David Almond

I love this archive. It's an important reminder that all literature has its roots in the human voice. Black print on...

Featured Guided Tours

Enjoy new recordings of classic poems from the past read by contemporary poets

Sonnet 20: A woman'...

William Shakespeare

read by James Fenton

To the Poor

Anna Laetitia Barbauld

read by Denise Riley