Tom Palmer


Tom Palmer has written books about football, fatherhood and reader development . Aimed at children and adults. He works across the UK (and beyond) to blend his role as a writer and a passionate promoter of reading and libraries. Full details are available on website.



Children, Football, Memoir.

Publications & Performance History

*Shaking Hands with Michael Rooney, Grassroots, 2006 *More Readers Reading More, Reading Agency, 2006 *Football Writers Notebook, Football Foundation, 2006 *Four Fathers, Route, 2006 *The Book of Leeds, Comma, 2006 *If You�re Proud to Be a Leeds Fan, Mainstream, 2006 *The Bradford Wool Exchange, Waterstone�s, 2006 *Foul Play (Football Detective), Puffin, 2008

Workshop & Reading Experience

Tom perfoms over 150 events a year at libraries, schools, book festivals and bookshops. He works regularly for the BBC, The Reading Agency, National Literacy Trust, the British Council and Arvon.


Jim Sells, National Literacy Trust : Jane Mathieson, Time to Read

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Any. Lives in the north of England
North West Libraries

Librarians in the North West have pioneered partnership working to encourage new readers into libraries. Time To Read is a partnership of librarians engaged in reader development activity in public library authorities in the North West Region. 22 public library authorities in the region currently support Time To Read.

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