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John Connolly Reading Challenge

Dare you enter the world of Charlie Parker? Described as the finest crime series currently in existence” John Connolly’s dark and haunting novels can be compared to Lee Child, Stephen King and Nordic Noir amongst others. Hammersmith and Fulham Libraries are … Continue reading

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Using the real world in fantasy literature

It won’t come as a surprise that authors use both rural and urban real life geographical features in their works. Much internet “ink” has been spilt over J.R.L. Tolkien geographical sources for Middle Earth with completing claims to a number … Continue reading

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Celebrating Black History Month

Monday evening 26th October Hammersmith Library welcomed acclaimed local Author, Playwright and Screenwriter Courttia Newland.  Courttia grew up in Shepherds Bush where he first became a rapper and music producer.  Together with some friends released a Drum n’ Bass white … Continue reading

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Happy 125th Birthday, Agatha Christie!

Outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare, Agatha Christie (15.9.1890 – 12.1.1976) is the best-selling novelist of all time. She is best known for her 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections, as well as the world’s longest-running play … Continue reading

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“Begin at the beginning, and go on till you come to the end: then stop.”

“And what is the use of a book,” thought Alice, “without pictures or conversation?” Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, with illustrations by John Tenniel, was published 150 years ago in 1865. Bali Gosal, a member of staff at Shepherds Bush … Continue reading

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Stuff it

To celebrate World Book Night we were lucky enough to host a visit from James Wallman, local author of the book Stuffocation: Living more with less. His book deals with very topical issues that affect us all today. The author argues … Continue reading

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I believe in unicorns (and that books are magic)!

Originally posted on rbkc libraries blog:
Last week, Kensington Central Library hosted a marvellous magical performance, by Wizards Present, of the stage adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s book “I Believe in Unicorns” Five classes, of over 150 children and their teachers,…

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Chatterbooks Launch Event at Askew Road Library with Author Christopher William Hill

Saturday 19th October 2013 saw the launch of two new Chatterbooks groups at Askew Road Library. New Chatterbooks members were thrilled to meet children’s Author Christopher William Hill who came along to help us with the launch. Christopher talked about … Continue reading

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Cityread London 2013

Have you heard about Cityread London? Cityread London is a campaign to spread a love of books and reading to the widest possible audience throughout our capital. By choosing one book- A Week in December by Sebastian Faulks – for … Continue reading

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