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  • Wednesday 2pm – 5pm
  • Friday 10am – 1pm
  • Saturday 10am – 1pm

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Christmas Raffle

Our fabulous Christmas raffle is now on. Win this hamper with bottles of lovely bubbly and lots of Christmas treats. Tickets £1 to support the Library.

New stock – 1 December

Our new stock display table showing off some great new titles for December. They’re hiding behind the Christmas tree!

Table top sale

From Friday 19 November until Wednesday 8 December we’ll be having a table top sale in the library during our normal opening hours.

Our Latest Review

Our Latest Review

Little Eve by Catriona Ward

A heart pounding literary thriller with a devastating twist.

I’m not sure what I thought I was getting into when beginning to read this book, and not even sure why, so it was probably a ‘recommended for you’ Kindle thing. Somehow the not-knowing made it more of an adventure, as I was gradually sucked in to a dark Gothic/Horror world of child sexual abuse and other abuses, both physical and mental. But, hey, isn’t this the nature of a cult? That’s definitely a rhetorical question, as I hope no-one reading this has ever belonged to one.
It’s always a bit annoying that the leader has to be a man and his victims women/girls, but to be fair, some of the latter do their bit to add to the general nastiness and the body count.

The writing is often lyrical in descriptions of place and space, and also quite prosaic and matter-of-fact in telling of various killings, maimings and punishments, not all carried out by ‘Uncle’. Oddly, some of the most shocking scenes are of ‘Uncle’ stuffing his face while his victims sit around him in a state of drugged near-starvation. It jumps about between time and place, but not in an annoying ‘oh why are you doing this?’ way: it just adds to the general miasma of ghastliness and helps build a feeling of dread (well it did for me).

I haven’t read anything else by this writer, and may never bother to, but, in an odd way, I really enjoyed it and was sorry when it ended. I suspect this may have as much to do with the standard of writing as anything, because I am invariably put off bothering to read a book if it suffers from little discernible talent in using words and putting them together. (If you ever feel the need to dive into a bottomless well of badly written drivel, I commend Barbara Cartland to you.)

Reviewed by a Library Member

What's On

Autumn 2021 Evening Talks Programme

Our 2021 evening talks programme has been a great success with only one talk left. We are both delighted and sorry to say that this is a sell out! If anything changes we will post details here and on our Facebook page.

Featured Book Reviews

Box 88 by Charles Cumming

Box 88 is the latest book by Charles Cumming, described by the Financial Times as ‘an ambitious coming-of-age story combined with an enthralling spy thriller’. The library has a copy of Box 88 and four other titles by Charles Cumming.

American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

Jeanine Cummins has attracted a huge amount of controversy in the States for her latest novel. Despite her Irish / Puerto Rican heritage, as Pat states in her review, Cummins has been heavily criticised to the extent that the book’s publishers cancelled a book tour because of fears for her safety.

Featured Book Reviews

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