To Read Aloud

To Read Aloud is a collection of extracts, short stories and myths brought together for the purpose of reading aloud, sharing and connecting.

To Read Aloud consists of 75 extracts that take between three and fifteen minutes to read, from writers ranging from Cicero to Lewis Carroll to Robert Macfarlane. It is arranged under ten thematic chapters: Love, Loss, Lightness, Pleasure, Work, Taboo, Nature, Change, Chaos and Wonder. A literary toolkit for well-being, To Read Aloud invites you to take just ten minutes off, sit down with somebody you care about and share a passage of writing.

Francesco Dimitri is an Italian author living in London. He has written fiction and non-fiction and worked for top business clients. Francesco is on the faculty of the School of Life.

Hear part of the extracts as read by Library staff:

Further tales from the Library. Also read by Library staff:

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