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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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London’s Biggest Book Group: “Rivers of London”

“Good afternoon. My name’s Peter Grant, I’m from the police and this is my colleague Beverley Brook, who’s a river in south London.” Rivers of London, p146 In the world of libraries April means City Read, London’s biggest book club, … Continue reading

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Tommy the soldier bear!

To brighten up your week- here are some photos of the recent City Reads Art event for children at Hammersmith Library on Wednesday 23rd April. Children aged 7 to 10 years were invited to design and put together “Tommy the Soldier … Continue reading

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Poppies and medals for Cityread 2014…and a few jesters for April 1!

To celebrate City Reads 2014, the children at Shepherds Bush Library created pictures of poppy fields and medals of valour from World War I. Over 30 children participated in these sessions and here is a selection of images created. We also had … 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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