Monthly Archives: July 2012

Man Booker Prize 2012 Longlist Announced

The contenders for this year’s Man Booker Prize have been announced, not without the usual controversy.  Accused last year for “dumbing” down the award for putting a focus on “readability” this year the judges choices “appeared to support ambition and … Continue reading

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Charles Dickens: a life

In The Mystery of Charles Dickens on the New York Review of Books blog, Joyce Carol Oates discusses extensively Claire Tomalin’s biography of Dickens: Charles Dickens: a life, London : Viking, 2011. Claire Tomalin’s biography is likely to be one of … Continue reading

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#NYR12 Twitter Night – July

Half way through, how are you enjoying Twittering so far?  During July Discover has been the theme in the Love2Read / National Year of Reading monthly themes. Has you discovered anything in your July reading? A new author, new skills, the way … Continue reading

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Royal Mistresses of the House of Hanover-Windsor by Susanna de Vries

Royal Mistresses of the House of Hanover-Windsor by Susanna de Vries Published in 2011 by Pirgos Press, 425pp incl. endnotes and index. Found on the Adult Non-Fiction shelves at 941.07 DEV Summary : We late 20th and early 21st century mortals may have … Continue reading

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The new Katoomba Library is taking shape

 

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Family History Week @ the library

Family History Week @ Springwood Library As part of Family History Week, The Blue Mountains Family History Society will be conducting sessions to introduce you to the Family History resources at Springwood Library. An overview will be given of the varied specialised resources … Continue reading

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