About us

On Reading is made up of three rather nosy friends who are curious about how, what and, most importantly, why readers read. The simplest way to find the answers to our questions was to ask – so we started knocking on people’s doors, and got them to tell us about their library.

Although reading is an act that most of us can perform, and many of us derive immense pleasure from doing so, our reasons for reading are as varied as our personalities.

It gives us great pleasure to share with you our encounters with the readers who so generously gave us their time.

Find out a bit more about us below – click on a bird and the biography will appear under the tree!


Our thanks go to our sidekick consultant Mercedes de Graaff, who helps us to see the bigger picture, to Salvador Design, whose stunning graphics bring On Reading to life, and to Ian Wallman, for the masterclass in editing audio.

We have provided credit copyright under pictures where we have such information – otherwise pictures are our copyright or presumed to be in the public domain. If we have made a mistake please get in touch and we will be happy to rectify this.