Category Archives: Contemporary

The ‘Live Life’ Portrait Winners

It’s time for a recap of the ‘Live Live’ Youth Art Talent Portrait Competition held by the library this year. The artistic brief was for youths aged 15-21yrs to produce a portrait of a senior in their lives, along with … Continue reading

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Weekend Listening

Want some book-related listening this weekend? Our latest podcast episode is available to listen to, here: Listeners in the Mist If you have iTunes, you can also download the episode for free, by searching for ‘Listeners in the Mist’ in your iTunes … Continue reading

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>We Need to Talk About Kevin

>AUTHOR : Lionel Shriver PUBLICATION DATE : 2006 by Text Publishing (first published in 2003) No. PAGES : 468 CATEGORY :Literary Fiction (Thriller?) GEOGRAPHICAL SETTING : Suburban USA TIME PERIOD : Contemporary PLOT SUMMARY :Eva Katchadourian’s son is in prison … Continue reading

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>The Household Guide to Dying

> AUTHOR : Debra Adelaide PUBLICATION DATE : 2008 No. PAGES : 386 CATEGORY : Comedy GEOGRAPHICAL SETTING : Suburban Australia (and somewhere warmer, up north) TIME PERIOD : Contemporary PLOT SUMMARY : Delia has cancer and is preparing to … Continue reading

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>Murder Most Fab

> AUTHOR : Julian Clary PUBLICATION DATE : 2007 No. PAGES : 345 CATEGORY : Humorous GEOGRAPHICAL SETTING : London (mostly) TIME PERIOD : 1990’s PLOT SUMMARY : This Fabulous Book covers the life story of Johnny Debonair from growing … Continue reading

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