We’re excited about this recent addition to our shelves, gifted by our fantastic library president -a signed copy of his latest work.
From one of our leading novelists and historians comes a breathtakingly vivid novel that recalls the three voyages Captain Cook made to the southern hemisphere, culminating in the last, fateful expedition on which he was brutally murdered.
Click here to read an interview with A.N Wilson about the book and the chance discovery which spurred his research and sparked it’s creation.
“Wilson is a great biographer and a fine novelist, and his book is as much a factual account of Forster’s life as a piece of historical fiction. He acknowledges that readers of Forster’s Voyage “will know that I have not invented very much in this novel”. Yet this is one of those astonishing lives that requires little in the way of embellishment. Wilson’s achievement is to impart a restrained imaginative power that makes its extremes seem credible.” –Alfred Hickling, The Guardian
The book is available to borrow now &if any members who read the book would like to contribute their thoughts or comments please do message us at email@example.com as we would love to share them here on our blog.
Please note that over the winter our regular Friday tours at 2pm will still be available most weeks but by appointment -if you would like to attend do contact us in advance. Tours are taken by Linda Camidge.
The play script just arrived in the library!
It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.
While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.
For the complete list, click here.
Our most recent display, created by brilliant volunteer Sheila Bradley, is inspired by Russia and consists of books from the library collection -all of which are available to loan. Here are just some of the titles on display, reviews about them, and a couple of photographs taken in the library.
You can find the display in the glass cabinet in the main reception room. We create a new display with a different topic every month or so -it’s always worth a look in case something that was hidden when it was on the shelves catches your eye.
Click on title for full reviews – Odessa, Letters to Véra, Russia: A Journey to the Heart of a Land and its People, The Penguin Book of Russian Poetry
New fiction & non-fiction titles that came into the library earlier this year..
For the full list of our April new additions, click here.