Women’s prize for Fiction 2020

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the women's prize for fiction. The shorts list is as follows: Dominicana by Angie CruzGirl, Woman, Other by Bernardine EvaristoA Thousand Ships by Natalie HaynesThe Mirror and the Light by Hilary MantelHamnet by Maggie O’ FarrellWeather by Jenny Offill The winner for 2020 is 'Hamnet' by Maggie O'Farrell a story about grief and loss … Continue reading Women’s prize for Fiction 2020

Booker Prize 2020

Fiction at it's finest! The winner of this year's Booker prize 2020 is Douglas Stuart for his first novel 'Shuggie Bain'. The novel is autobiographical, based in Glasgow, where he grew up with is alcoholic mother; who died when he was just sixteen. The short listed titles are also available to borrow in the library.

World Mental Health Day

Saturday 10th October 2020 The theme for World Mental Health day 2020 is ‘Mentalhealth for all’ The drastic lockdown measures, imposed to reduce thetransmission of Covid-19, meant the enforcement ofphysical isolation and distancing became a new way of life,disrupting natural social interactions and increasing mental distress. Looking after your mental health and well being whilst staying … Continue reading World Mental Health Day

National Poetry day 2020

This year we celebrate National Poetry 1st October. The theme is vision. In the library we have a display with a selection of titles available to borrow. National poetry has lots of events planned and competitions to enter...check out their website! nationalpoetryday.co.uk