Bury Library Readers’ Group met recently to share their view on Arthur and George by Julian Barnes. Arthur and George grow up worlds and miles apart in late 19th century Britain – Arthur in shabby-genteel Edinburgh, George in the vicarage of a small Staffordshire village. As the new century begins, they are brought together by … More Arthur and George by Julian Barnes
1919. The Derbyshire village of Wenfield is still reeling from four terrible years of war, and now, just when the village is coming to terms with the loss of so many of its sons, the brutal murder of a young girl shatters its hard-won tranquillity. Myrtle Bligh is found stabbed and left in woodland, her mouth slit to accommodate a dead dove, a bird of peace… … More A High Mortality Of Doves by Kate Ellis
Two of our readers would like to draw your attention to this title. Would you accept a chance for happiness even if it wasn’t yours to have? This is a story about a lighthouse keeper and his wife, who live on a lonely island with just seagulls, stars and buffeting winds for company. It’s a story about right and wrong, and how sometimes they look the same. … More The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman
Holding by Graham Norton “A nice easy read and a good story. I liked the characters and found it easy to read but not too twee.” Deb @ Ramsbottom Library. Duneen is a quiet place, far enough from the big towns to have kept its own rhythms. Its residents include cast down policeman PJ who … More Holding by Graham Norton
We wanted to update you with the progress of our Junior Bloggers project and to share with you some photographs of how we celebrated its completion on the 8th May – Tea and Cakes with The Mayor and The Consort! The children of class five, St Peter’s Primary school, have really done us proud. We … More Junior Bloggers – A celebration of great work.
“Falling is the latest novel by Julie Cohen. The novel follows a family of three women all connected by a devastating tragedy, and how they are affected and the lessons they learn about each other and moving on. I couldn’t put this book down, very enjoyable and highly recommended” Charlotte (Bury Library Computer Centre and … More Falling by Julie Cohen
I was very wary of this novel, worrying it would be depressing or worthy. It is quite a sad tale, in that none of the characters are particularly likeable and all the relationships are difficult and seem futile, but I would still recommend it. It’s not going to make you feel miserable (maybe because it’s hard to care about the characters, although they are fascinating), it’s beautifully written and very, very clever.” Fiona … More The Lighthouse by Alison Moore
It begins as a mystery of ‘Who done it?’ and ‘Why?’. All of the characters on board the fatal crash are fleshed out beautifully, taking the reader into both political and media worlds and how they operate – not always honestly! See our recommeded read review here… … More Before The Fall by Noah Hawley
Bury Libraries celebrate World Book Day by reading “Girl Waits With Gun” by Amy Stewart … … More Bury & Bolton Libraries celebrate World Book Day 2017
Here comes summer! And for Bury Library’s Readers Group that means a break over August before meeting back as usual in September. This seems like a good time to update you all with reviews about a few of our latest reads. As usual there have been mixed responses and we hope you will be encouraged to try … More Bury Readers Group – A retrospective!