also known as: author of the month, good authors, Libraries.
Every month we look at a different author and theme whose work deserves to be celebrated. Previous authors include Diane Chamberlain, Alexander McCall Smith, Patrick Gale and J. K. Rowling. Previous themes include crafts, cooking and space. Members of Northumberland libraries can borrow and reserve these books for free.
Author of the Month
This month's favourite author is Janet MacLeod Trotter.
Click on the book covers to find out more.
Ruth goes missing in Afghanistan in 1976. A generation later,
her niece Amber determines to get at the truth. Was it murder or
suicide? Amber starts to piece together a lost world - the mystical
vibrant hippy trail to India - and as the mystery unfolds, she
begins a journey of discovery of her own.
Clarissa Belhaven and her sister Olive have grown up on their
widowed father's tea plantation in India. When he dies suddenly,
the sisters are forced to return to their father's family on
Tyneside. Clarissa is shocked by the hard lives of the locals, and
dreams of opening her own tea room.
1946. Far out in the Atlantic a boatload of men returning from
war are shipwrecked within sight of their homes on the remote
Scottish island of Kulah - and the wailing of the women could be
heard across the sea on neighbouring Battersay. But the women are
also hiding a shameful secret.
Chief's daughter, the fiery Mairi Lismore is in love with
Douglas Roskill, heir to Duntorin Castle, but they are wrenched
apart by the zealous witch-hunts of Zechariah Black and the
jealousy of her step-sister. Sent to the Royal Court of James VI in
Edinburgh, Mairi discovers that its gaiety and glitter hide dark
Catherine (Kitty) McMullen, is seventeen, restless and
rebellious. Resentful of her mother Kate's new husband, she yearns
for stories of the father she never knew and when her gossipy aunt
divulges that he was a wealthy gentleman, Catherine's discontent
with grimy, impoverished Jarrow grows.
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Theme of the Month
Every month we look at a different theme and showcase the
resources available at your local library. For books on
themes such as travel, cooking and space that are available for
free at your local library.
Local History Books
If spring has put you in the mood for a bit of gardening (and
the weather allows it!) why not check out a book from your local
library for some inspiration.
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reading group in Northumberland.
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