Love takes many forms and is seldom straightforward…so Nancy discovers when she faces the most difficult choice of her life. Nancy is the glue that holds her family together. Caught between her aging mother, her overworked daughter and two young granddaughters, it seems Nancy’s fate is to go on shouldering the burden for all the … More The Lavender House by Hilary Boyd
An account of what it’s like to be a young Muslim woman in the wake of 9/11, during the war on terror and in an era of casual racism.
“The most powerful and honest narrative I have ever read!”
Austen Lowe – Library Support Assistant
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We had a fabulous evening in Bury Library celebrating Anne Cleeves’ amazing achievement of publishing thirty books in thirty years. A murder had occurred and knitting had been disturbed! Witnesses gave their testimonies, notes were taken and cakes were eaten whilst evidence was deliberated! A super sleuth was crowned and a murderer unmasked! Take … More What a smashing murder!!!
One Little Mistake by Emma Curtis Vicky Seagrave is blessed, three beautiful children, a successful, doting husband, great friends and a job she loves. She should be perfectly happy. When she makes a split-second decision that risks everything she holds dear, there’s only person she trusts enough to turn to. But Vicky is about to … More One Little Mistake by Emma Curtis
“It begins with absence and desire. It begins with blood and fear. It begins with a discovery of witches.” What an exciting week! But for those of you who haven’t heard of Matthew Clairmont and Diana Bishop, I’d better start at the beginning… this is one of my favourite tales of all time. I remember … More The All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness
Ok, so we are in the last stretch of the long summer holidays and surely it must be time to get in a bit of reading practice before the start of the new school year. Take a look through this last batch of reviews from the children in Year 5, St peter’s Primary school, and … More Junior Bloggers’ Reviews – Part 4
Join us at Bury Library on Thursday 7th September for a celebration of crime fiction. With scripts written by Ann Cleeves herself, this promises to be a fantastic evening that celebrates Ann writing thirty books in thirty years! A murder has been committed at Shetland’s community Sunday tea, and Jimmy Perez has been … More You are invited to a MURDER!
Read. This. Book. The flashlight beam was even brighter than she could have hoped for, though, and illuminated a lime green world of moss and seaweed, coral and sand, black bounders the size of primitive gods. She descended through the green and felt alien, very much the unnatural intruder into the natural world. … More Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane
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