Posts Tagged ‘women’

Wellbeing Café at Girvan Library

April 5, 2018

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Starting on Thursday 19 April 2018
Drop in between 2pm & 4pm

Relax and meet up with other women for a friendly chat over tea and coffee.

After the first meeting, the group will get together monthly.

For more information visit Girvan Library, Montgomerie Street,
Girvan KA26 9HE or Tel: 01465 712813

Author Lesley Sehli at Girvan Library

February 26, 2018


An Inspiring Story of Self Help and Empowerment

Girvan Library, Thursday 8 March 2018, 2pm

Popular local author Lesley Sehli will be joining us at Girvan Library to talk about her book ‘He said die, I say no!’. Lesley was the first British woman to hold a uniquely privileged position behind the veil in Saudi Arabia and her work reveals an underworld of prostitution, pain and imprisonment and in her capacity, she helps those she can. Married into an elite, powerful family, where money and riches were no object and then left destitute, fighting for survival against a deadly disease; her experience proves that things that can be presumed might hold you back will actually push you forward, and the truth can set you free!

To book your free place visit Girvan Library, Montgomerie Street,
Girvan KA26 9HE or Tel: 01465 712813

Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction

April 10, 2014

The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction (formerly the Orange Prize) is one of the most respected, most celebrated and most successful literary awards in the world. An annual award, it celebrates the very best full length fiction written by women throughout the world. Every June, a panel of five women, all passionate readers and at the top of their respective professions, choose the winner. This year’s shortlist has just been announced. Which book would get your vote?

Shortlist 2014

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

“A wonderful book from a writer who makes words do extraordinary things. On almost every page there’s a sentence that makes you want to stop, think and read it again.” Mary Beard, Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2014 Judge

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

“A stunning, haunting debut by this young Australian writer. It tells the story of Agnes, condemned to death for murder in Iceland in the 1820s. Beautiful prose, evocative imagery, Hannah Kent transports you effortlessly back to the bleak landscape of northern Iceland 2 centuries ago.  I couldn’t put it down, yet I didn’t want it to come to an end. It’s a book that will stay with you for a long time.“ Sophie Raworth, Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2014 Judge

The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri

“Moving and vivid, an unforgettable story of two brothers and the different paths they take.  A novel about how political passion can destroy lives” Helen Fraser, Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2014 Chair

The Undertaking by Audrey Magee

An extraordinarily startling, hypnotic debut novel, both sparse and rich, bringing a brutal era to life. So vivid it leaves the reader with a lingering sense of having been present at world events and hiding in the shadows of private rooms.” Denise Mina, Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2014 Judge

A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing by Eimear McBride

“This is a proper tingles-up-the-spine, call all your friends shouting “A new writer has arrived, and she’s it – she’s got the thing, the very thing we’re all waiting for.” An astonishing debut novel of risk, energy and creative dazzle – half-sound, half-colour, A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing puts you in the head of a clever, troubled Irish girl and her rapidly collapsing life, and leaves you there weeks after you’ve finished it. The kind of book that makes you proselytise to friends, strangers and random cold-callers to the house.” Caitlin Moran, Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2014 Judge

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

“A novel with Dickensian breadth, which grips from the first page and explores loss, grief, rescue and love brilliantly” Helen Fraser, Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2014 Chair

Coming soon to the Cinema, download the eBook today!

August 25, 2011

Best selling book ‘The Help’ by Kathryn Stockett

The Help by  Kathryn Stockett available for eBooks

Enter a vanished and unjust world: Jackson, Mississippi, 1962. Where black maids raise white children, but aren’t trusted not to steal silver…There’s Aibileen, raising her seventeenth white child and nursing the hurt caused by her own son’s tragic death; Minny, whose cooking is nearly as sassy as her tongue; and white Miss Skeeter, home from College, who wants to know why her beloved maid has disappeared. Skeeter, Aibileen and Minny. No one would believe they’d be friends; fewer still would tolerate it. But as each woman finds the courage to cross boundaries, they come to depend and rely upon one another. Each is in a search of a truth. And together they have an extraordinary story to tell…

The UK cinema release date for The Help is the end of October 2011.