Pssst! We’ve heard that Cambridgeshire book blogger Lindsay Healy might just have got her hands on an early copy of Rumours by Freya North! What better way to get the lowdown on what the book is like, or find out what you can expect from Freya’s Letchworth Festival event, than by having a read of her review?
On Wednesday we learned that this year’s Orange Prize for Fiction had been won by American author Madeline Miller with her debut novel The Song of Achilles – a book now destined to find its way onto a lot of summer reading lists.
This month’s e-newsletter from Hertfordshire library service is now hitting inboxes – and it’s a great source of autumn reading suggestions as well as a good way to keep in touch with events.
The Guardian is launching its very own reading group on its website – and has decided to kick off with the classic dystopian sci-fi novel by Ray Bradbury – Fahrenheit 451.
If you’re a fan of Alan Bennett, the playwright, libraries campaigner and all-round national treasure, you’ll love the piece he’s written for the London Review of Books reflecting on what libraries have meant to him throughout his long life.