My Dear I wanted to tell you….

MDIWTTY book coverCityread 2014 is on its way!

ALAG  are really proud to be working with Stellar Libraries and the Cityread team once again and this time we have expanded our language offer to Bengali, Cantonese, Gujarati, Hindi, Mandarin, Panjabi, Tamil, Urdu and of course English.

ALAG are providing a translated synopsis of the chosen book for Cityread London 2014:

My Dear I wanted to tell you by Louisa Young  to seven library authorities in London: Brent, Harrow & Ealing, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Kingston, Redbridge, Wandsworth and the Chinese Community Centre in Soho.

Cityread is all about bringing reading to life and bringing Londoners together. Providing  these translations will ensure that ALL Londoners have the opportunity to take part in the many events and activities planned by each London borough. It’s not too late to request a translation for your library customers in time for  Cityread 2014  which will run throughout April.

For more information contact:


Cityread 2013

April sees the launch of Cityread London 2013 and the chosen book for 2013 is A Week in December by Sebastian Faulks. ALAG is very proud to be a part of this exciting project and are adding diversity to the programme by producing a translated synopsis of the story in the following languages: Bengali, Chinese, Gujarati, Hindi, Panjabi, Urdu and Tamil. This can be enjoyed by reading groups across London and includes a translation of the main characters in the stories, a brief biography of Sebastian Faulks, key London locations and discussion questions to liven up debates and get the dialogue flowing!

This is an opportunity to get the whole of London reading and talking about the book and at £50 per language is a real bargain! Library authorities can make as many copies as they require and if they would like a facilitator to lead the discussion in a specific language, ALAG can arrange this too, at a nominal cost.

To find out more, contact ALAG members at and /or

To view the full synopsis in English, click on the link below. Authorities which have placed an order so far include Hounslow, Harrow and Camden – many thanks to them for their invaluable support and ALAG looks forward to receiving more orders and finding out the many different and creative ways in which you are planning to use these translations.

A Week in December Synopsis – edited

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