The Fortunate Brother by Donna Morrissey is a dark, atmospheric and compelling novel about the aftermath of a murder in a claustrophobic rural community in Newfoundland. When a body is found in the lake, suspicion falls on the troubled Now family. As the mystery unfolds other, far deeper, secrets are revealed. Compassionate and wise, … More Summer Group Read (Number 7): The Fortunate Brother by Donna Morrissey
How are the holidays going? Time on your hands? Why not have a visit to your local library and borrow some books for free. Who knows what new authors, hobbies or fantastic facts you might discover. See if you are inspired by these latest book reviews from local school children. And remember to join in … More Junior Bloggers’ Reviews – Part 3
Some more top book reviews from our Junior Bloggers. Have the summer holidays left you feeling a little bit bored yet? Why not give some of these books a read and see if you agree or disagree with our bloggers’ comments.
Radcliffe Library Readers’ Group have been enjoying getting involved and reviewing books for the Library readers BLOG. Blind by Cath Weeks was their March read, their reactions to the book were definitely mixed. Colin wore his pirate hat to the discussion, held at Radcliffe Library, he didn’t enjoy Blind at all and his most … More Blind by Cath Weeks
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
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.
A rather cold morning in March saw the launch of our newest project ‘ Junior Bloggers’. Bury Libraries are working in partnership with the wonderful year 5 children from St Peter’s Primary School, Bury. As well as promoting libraries and the joy that can be found in books and reading; our new initiative also gathers junior … More Junior Bloggers – St Peter’s Primary School Bury
Since 1995 the Crime Writers Association have awarded The Dagger in the Library annually to authors who’s bodies of crime writing are particularly loved amongst library readers… … More The Dagger in the Library 2017 – Longlist announced
Time for a new group read – number 6 – and once again we have a brand new reading set supplied by ONEWORLD Publications – so a big thank you to them. The Amazing Story Of The Man Who Cycled From India To Europe For love by Per J Andersson. The story begins in … More Group Read Number 6: The Amazing Story Of The Man Who Cycled From India To Europe For Love by Per J Andersson
The wonderful people at Legend Press very kindly donated a set of Emma Claire Sweeney’s Owl Song At Dawn to Bury Libraries Reading Groups. After already being read and discussed by our virtual reading group – you can find their comments here – the set has now continued its journey by being the chosen book for … More Owl Song At Dawn – Bury Reading Group