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Another Turn of the Page: Because it's Still too Chilly to Garden

“It’s the same thing when I’m gardening or reading. It’s just me and what I’m doing,
or the world I’m reading, and nothing else.”
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Author: Jeanne

Book review - Nora Webster by Colm Toibin

This novel was chosen by my book group, and I was really looking forward to reading it, as I had read Brooklyn by the same author last year and had enjoyed it – although I did have a few reservations. 298 more words

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North East Book Awards 2015

This is the short-list for the North East Book Awards 2015.

Arsenic For Tea by Robin Stevens

Schoolgirl detectives Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are at Daisy’s home for the holidays. 581 more words


NW by Zadie Smith

It’s been almost 15 years since Zadie Smith’s White Teeth blew her onto the literary scene as a major star-in-making. I’ve only read her debut and some of her short stories and essays, her observations and detailed commentary belying her tender years but there’s something so assured and sassy about her point of view and style, a mixture of the postmodern with traditional literature which just works. 674 more words


This Term's Book Groups

After a bumpy start, Coates Library is proposing to run two book groups this term, one for Year 7 and one for Year 8.  We will follow the North East Book Awards shortlist.   24 more words


Start at the beginning...

This is the start of my writing journey. Well not quite the start- I can remember typing stories on our old portable typewriter when I was only six or seven. 172 more words

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Cook Book Sale!

Join us as the Friends of the Nevins Memorial Library put on a special sale of cookbooks for one day only, Saturday April 18th, 2015  from 9am to 4pm… 126 more words