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What Library Staff are Reading – January

The Diary of a Bookseller is the diary of Shaun Bythell, owner of Scotland’s largest second-hand bookshop. The life of “The Bookshop” in Wigtown is fascinating in its ebbs and flows. Bythell is not shy of making scathing comments about … Continue reading

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What Library Staff are Reading – December

Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver – I found it a great read, timely and fascinating. She creates a parallel between people resisting the new ideas of Charles Darwin in the 1870’s and us now finding it so hard to change our trajectory … Continue reading

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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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