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What Library Staff are Reading – November

Wake in fright by Kenneth Cook  – It was for my book group.  I found it predictable, a ‘coming of age’ story, but I have to say the writing is good.  I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone. I’ve also listened to a … Continue reading

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What Library Staff are Reading – October

Bridge Burning & Other Hobbies by Kitty Flanagan – I listened to the eAudiobook on Borrow Box; the Library also has several copies in print – there is a waiting list. Australian comedian Kitty Flanagan’s entertaining memoir includes stories from her Sydney childhood, … Continue reading

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What Library Staff are Reading – August

  The Court Reporter by Jamelle Wells (eAudio via BorrowBox) – compelling and entertaining. 4/5 stars Five ways to kill a man by Alex Gray (eAudio via RBdigital) – More gritty Glaswegian crime with the wise and compassionate DCI Lorimer and psychologist … Continue reading

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What Library Staff are Reading – July

The keeper of lost things  by Ruth Hogan – I am only half way through but it is a lovely easy reading, feel good story so far.  3/5 stars The Magpie murders  by Anthony Horowitz – (eAudio on RB Digital)  … Continue reading

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What Library Staff are Reading – June

Love, Sex & Other Foreign Policy Goals by Jesse Armstrong –  I do love gritty British novels with dry humour and as this one is set in 1994 around the Balkans war, I thought I would find it relatable as … Continue reading

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What Library Staff are Reading – May

The Japanese lover by  Isabelle Allende – a book about a young Jewish girl who is evacuated to family in America just as World War II is breaking out and how she and the son of the gardener (Japanese) who … Continue reading

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What Library Staff are Reading – March

My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent – This won’t be for everyone. The writing is excellent, the characters well-developed, and the plot piercing. However, there are certainly aspects of this novel that are disturbing. The father in the novel is eminently despicable … Continue reading

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