Friday, 7 September 2012
MORE THAN A READING JOURNAL: A NOT SO ORDINARY EVENING IN BAILIEBOROUGH LIBRARY...: CONOR BRADY: A READING IN BAILIEBOROUGH LIBRARY On Thursday September 6 Conor Brady visited Bailieborough library for a reading from h...
The Sealed Letter by Emma Donoghue
After a separation of many years, Emily 'Fido' Faithfull bumps into her old friend Helen Codrington on the streets of Victorian London. Much has changed: Helen is more and more unhappy in her marriage to the older Vice-Admiral Codrington, while Fido has become a successful woman of business and a pioneer in the British Women's Movement.
But, for all her independence of mind, Fido is too trusting of her once-dear companion and finds herself drawn into aiding Helen's obsessive affair with a young army officer. Then, when the Vice-Admiral seizes the children and sues for divorce, the women's friendship unravels amid accusations of adultery and counter-accusations of cruelty and attempted rape, as well as a mysterious 'sealed letter' that could destroy more than one life ...Longlisted for the
Orange Prize for Fiction for 2012.
Thursday, 6 September 2012
One Day by David Nicholls
'I can imagine you at forty,' she said, a hint of malice in her voice. 'I can picture it right now.' He smiled without opening his eyes. 'Go on then.' 15th July 1988. Emma and Dexter meet for the first time on the night of their graduation. Tomorrow they must go their separate ways. So where will they be on this one day next year? And the year after that? And every year that follows? Twenty years, two people, One Day. From the author of the massive bestseller STARTER FOR TEN. Award: Winner 2010 Galaxy Book of the Year.
The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets by Eva Rice
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Set in the 1950s, in an England still recovering from the Second World War, this is the enchanting story of Penelope Wallace and her eccentric family at the start of the rock'n'roll era.
Penelope longs to be grown-up and to fall in love; but various rather inconvenient things keep getting in her way. Like her mother, a stunning but petulant beauty widowed at a tragically early age, her younger brother Inigo, currently incapable of concentrating on anything that isn't Elvis Presley, a vast but crumblng ancestral home, a severe shortage of cash, and her best friend Charlotte's sardonic cousin Harry...
This year we are celebrating the 'Lure of Letters' with special guest speaker John Quinn. We will have readings of famous literary letters by professional actors and also we will be announcing the winners in our 'Many Letters' Competition. Join us for a fantastic evening exploring the art of letter writing. Find out more..
Tuesday, 4 September 2012
We asked you to read any of Siobhan Dowds four novels and see if her work touches you in a personal way or inspires you to change your view of yourself or the world.
We asked you to write a personal letter to Siobhan, explaining how her work affected you!
Close to 350 people of all ages and from every part of the county were inspired by Siobhan Dowd’s novels to participate in our One Cavan, One Writer, Many Letters Competition. The judges had the difficult job of selecting a shortlist of just eleven.
The overall winners will be announced at an Awards ceremony on Culture Night, 21st September at Johnston Central Library.
Thank you to everyone who participated in this competition and congratulation to all our shortlisted entries!