Monday 10th September, 8pm
It’s time for our annual Desert Island Books!
This year, Salley Vickers, author of ‘Miss Garnet’s Angel’ and ‘The Cleaner of Chartres’ amongst other titles, is the castaway and will be joined by Maggie Hamand to discuss her selection of books. Extracts will be read by Jane Wymark.
Salley’s latest novel ‘The Librarian’ follows Sylvia Blackwell, a young woman in her twenties, who moves to East Mole, a quaint market town in middle England, to start a new job as a children’s librarian.
But the apparently pleasant town is not all it seems. Sylvia falls in love with an older man – but it’s her connection to his precocious young daughter and her neighbours’ son which will change her life and put them, the library and her job under threat.
How does the library alter the young children’s lives and how do the children fare as a result of the books Sylvia introduces them to?
‘The Librarian’ is a nostalgic, gentle novel, with well-drawn characters — is perfect for anyone who fell in love with books as a child and who believes in the capacity of books to influence one’s life.
Entry £2.50, includes a glass of wine