Monday, February 18, 2019

Books

Mischief Makers to celebrate fun summer of reading

Thousands of children in Swindon caught the reading bug this summer as part of the Mischief Makers Summer Reading Challenge.
This year’s challenge had a...

Radical Bookfair returns to Swindon after a year away

After a year’s break, Saturday September 15th will see the return of the Swindon Radical Bookfair.
Taking place between 1-5pm at Central Community Centre, the bookfair...

What if you could press a reset button on your life?

 

Powerful and motivating, Reset! A Blueprint for a Better Life guides readers through a journey of self-discovery. Rosalyn Palmer is a leading specialist in...

From The Archive : Going To Sea in a Sieve –...

Danny Baker has lead a charmed life; and like fellow music obsessive and presenter Andy Kershaw it has largely about being in the right...

MP gets behind Summer Reading Challenge

South Swindon MP Robert Buckland is encouraging children and parents in Swindon to sign for the Summer Reading Challenge.

The theme of the reading challenge...

Artswords Reading Group discuss Lincoln In The Bardo

Artswords Reading Group takes place at Lower Shaw Farm on Tuesday 17th July at 7.30pm. This month's book is Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders.
The 2017 Booker Prize...

Westonbirt Arboretum releases second book in ‘Spotter’s Guide’ Series

Following the success of the hugely popular Tree Spotter’s Guidelast year, Westonbirt Arboretum today announced the publication of the second book in the Spotter’s...

National Trust archaeologist launches crime novel

The Hidden Bones is the enigmatic title of the debut crime novel by Nicola Ford, the pen name for Dr Nick Snashall, the National...

Summer Reading Challenge – Volunteers  

From 14 July to 9 September, Swindon Libraries are looking for as many volunteers as possible to help them with the Summer Reading Challenge.
The Summer Reading...

From The Archive: The Day of the Barbarians – Alessandro Barbero

If you are one of those people who view the Roman Empire as a unified entity defended by Imperial born and raised, Latin speaking,...

From The Archive : Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell – Susanna Clarke

Trying to describe this mercurial book is a tricky thing to do succinctly, being that it crosses so many generic boundaries and historical styles....

Five Minute Review: What the F*** is Normal?! By Francesca Martinez

Do you like the cushion? Yeah, me too. I thought that when it came to summing up this book it struck the right balance between deep and...

The Limelight Librarian Presents: Fun at One – The Story of Comedy on Radio...

Before I read this book I was unaware that scripted comedy on BBC Radio 1 was ever a "thing".  But then I don't ever...

From The Archive : Neither Here Nor There – Bill Bryson

Being someone who enjoys travel and reading about travel, any Bill Bryson book I find in a second hand bookshop or bargain bin is...