Books have often been challenged, banned, or burned for many reasons: the Harry Potter series because it ‘promoted witchcraft’; George Orwell’s novels because ‘he was a communist’; The Lord of the Flies because ‘it implies that Man is little more than an animal’. Celebrate your freedom to read them during Banned Book Week. The Color […]Read More Beware of the Book! It’s Banned Books Week
Drum roll please, the winner of the 2018 MclLvanney Prize is The Quaker by Liam McIlvanney. The McILvanney Prize is Bloody Scotland’s annual prize awarded to the best Scottish Crime book of the year. It provides Scottish crime writing with recognition and aims to raise the profile and prestige of the genre as a whole. Scottish roots […]Read More 2018 McIlvanney Prize longlist
Core of the Sun by Johanna Sinisalo From the queen of ‘Finnish weird’, a captivating and witty speculative satire of a Handmaid’s Tale-esque welfare state where women are either breeders or outcasts, addicts chase the elusive high of super-hot chilli peppers and one woman is searching for her missing sister. The Eusistocratic Republic of Finland has […]Read More Books to read if you like ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’
Join in this summer’s Big Library Read and connect with other book lovers around the world by reading the same eBook at the same time. Cowboy Pride by bestselling author Lacy Williams will be available on our OverDrive collection site from 9 – 23 July, with no wait lists or holds! Cowboy Pride by Lacy […]Read More The Wild West meets Pride and Prejudice in this summer’s Big Library Read
Today is National Reading Group Day and we are celebrating with a list of our favourite books about books lovers. The Jane Austen Book Group by Karen Joy Fowler The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald The Reading Group by Della Parker Bookworm by Lucy Mangan Howard’s End is on the Landing by Susan Hill The […]Read More How are you celebrating National Reading Group Day?
If you would like to join in with Zoe’s Book Club we have all ten of the fantastic books selected in stock. This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor by Adam Kay The often hilarious, at times horrifying and occasionally heartbreaking diaries of a former junior doctor, and the story of why he decided […]Read More Zoe Ball TV Book Club books
The Royal Air Force was established towards the end of World War One, on 1st April 1918. Since then it has played a significant role in our military history, most famously perhaps in the Battle of Britain in 1940, although it has played a part in many world events, such as the Berlin Airlift in 1948, […]Read More Royal Air Force Centenary