Reading Friends Reading Group / Dementia Action Week 17th-23rd May 2021 

Botwell Green Library's Reading Friends Reading Group met prior to this week's "Dementia Action Week" to discuss Somebody I Used To Know, the memoir of Alzheimer's Society ambassador and blogger Wendy Mitchell who was diagnosed with young-onset dementia at the age of 58.  Synopsis  Brave, illuminating and inspiring, Somebody I Used to Know is the first memoir ever written by… Continue reading Reading Friends Reading Group / Dementia Action Week 17th-23rd May 2021 

Here Be Dragons…

Den Patrick, Kristina Perez and Samantha Shannon are three of the finest fantasy writers in the UK, having published books through major publishers, for both adult and young adult markets. Hillingdon Libraries is delighted to bring them together in the Great Barn, Ruislip, on St George's Day, April 23rd, 2019 to speak about their rich… Continue reading Here Be Dragons…

Curtain Up! Uxbridge Library’s Award Winning Playwright

Uxbridge Library's 'Curtain Up!’ Play Reading Group recently celebrated one of their very own winning the Noda Inaugural Performance Showcase Competition 2018. Melville Lovatt, who has been a member of the group since 2013, shares his experiences of Curtain Up and how it led to his award winning collection. The Uxbridge Play Reading Group has… Continue reading Curtain Up! Uxbridge Library’s Award Winning Playwright

Botwell Green Library – Reading Group #BookReview

My Notorious Life by Kate Manning For the July Botwell Reading Group, My Notorious Life was discussed. Based on a true story from the scandalised headlines of Victorian New York City, My Notorious Life is a portrait of Axie Muldoon, the impoverished daughter of Irish Immigrants who becomes an enormously successful—and controversial—midwife. Synopsis of the book Inspired by… Continue reading Botwell Green Library – Reading Group #BookReview

Hillingdon Primary Book of the Year 2018

For this year's Hillingdon Primary Book of the Year Award, over 25 local primary schools in the borough have taken part by signing up to receive the 6 shortlisted books below. Hundreds of Year 6 students will have been introduced to new diverse fiction, expanding their literary horizons while improving upon their literacy levels. At… Continue reading Hillingdon Primary Book of the Year 2018

Reading Group Review : Shadow on the Crown by Patricia Bracewell #Review

Synopsis of the story: Shadow on the Crown is a fictionalised account of the court of King Ethelred II of England. In 1002 fifteen year-old Emma of Normandy crosses the Narrow Sea to wed the much older King, whom she meets for the first time at the church door. Thrust into an unfamiliar and treacherous… Continue reading Reading Group Review : Shadow on the Crown by Patricia Bracewell #Review

Reading Group Review

by Ben at Botwell Green library Botwell green Library Reading Group met this afternoon to discuss the 1974 Stephen King novel Carrie -  The story of misfit high-school girl, Carrie White, who gradually discovers that she has telekinetic powers. Repressed by a domineering, ultra-religious mother and tormented by her peers at school, her efforts to fit… Continue reading Reading Group Review

Reading Group Review

Botwell Green Library Reading Group braved the snow to meet this afternoon to discuss Perfect Daughter by Amanda Prowse.....  Jacks loves her family. Sure, her teenage children can be stroppy, her husband a little lazy, and providing round-the-clock care for her Alzheimer's-ridden mother is exhausting. She's sacrificed a lot to provide a safe and loving… Continue reading Reading Group Review

Literary Challenge #9 A Book you Never Finished

During the month of September library staff were given the challenge to pick up a book that they never managed to finish for whatever reason! Whether it was something they were supposed to read in school but they hated it, a book that got boring or maybe Gaston just went ahead and stole it from… Continue reading Literary Challenge #9 A Book you Never Finished

The Kite Runner – Reading Group Review

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, reviewed by Oak Farm Reading Group. I loved this book when I first read it about three years ago so I was looking forward to hearing my reading group’s opinions. I found it to be beautifully written as it sparked my imagination and filled my head with pictures of… Continue reading The Kite Runner – Reading Group Review