This Month’s Book – The Children Act

Off the shelf This month’s book was The Children Act by Ian McEwan. Fiona Maye is a leading High Court judge. Decidedly intelligent, talented and highly regarded in her profession. She now regrets her decision to sacrifice motherhood and a marriage which is failing for a profession she loves. When seventeen-year-old Adam’s urgent case comes before her in family law, […]

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‘Tombland’ by C.J. Sansom

‘Tombland’ by C.J. Sansom This month, our book was ‘Tombland’ by C.J. Sansom. This was the seventh in the series of Matthew Shardlake, the hunchbacked lawyer detective. In this case Shardlake is directed by Lady Elizabeth (the future queen) to investigate the murder involving a distant relative. In so doing, Shardlake, aided by his assistant Nicholas Overton, finds himself embroiled […]

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‘A Winter Book’ by Tove Jansson

‘A Winter Book’ by Tove Jansson ‘A Winter Book’ by Tove Jansson. This is a quirky collection of short stories by an author more renowned for her children’s books about the Moomins. On one level they are an easy read but also have depth and gravitas. They are written from the point of view of a naive child and are […]

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Elizabeth and Her German Garden

  Book review: ‘Elizabeth and Her German Garden’ by Elizabeth Von Arnim This book is a delightful read which gave a glimpse into the life of a wealthy German lady in the 1800s, who gently mocks the conventions of marriage and motherhood. The chapters show her life through the seasons and depict a rural world that seems long past. Elizabeth […]

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‘The Age Of Innocence’,Novel By Edith Wharton

‘The Age Of Innocence’,Novel By Edith Wharton This month’s book was ‘The Age of Innocence’, a 1920’s novel by American author Edith Wharton. The book is set in the 1870s, in upper-class New York Society. Although we appreciated Wharton’s attention to detail, we found the book introduced too many characters in the first few pages and we discovered that we […]

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Library News Update

WENVOE COMMUNITY LIBRARY Tel: 02920 594176 – during opening hours or wenvoelibrary@outlook.com Like and follow us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/WenvoeCommunityLibrary Our library At this stage we envisage that we will be staying in the existing library building for at least this winter. Therefore, we are endeavouring to make the building a brighter, warmer and more inviting place to visit. We […]

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The Cuckoo’s Calling

The Cuckoo’s Calling This month’s book was Robert Galbraith’s ‘The Cuckoo’s Calling’. This is the first of the Strike detective series written under a pseudonym by J.K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter series. Rowling’s identity was leaked before the televised series of her third book was launched. Cormoran Strike is a war veteran whose injuries resulted in the […]

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