I really enjoyed this book. Stella is a hugely engaging character, even though her conviction that she knows what is best for everyone leads her into some terrible scrapes and embarrassing situations.
What a read! It’s funny and sad at the same time. Definitely recommend this book and look forward to more Gail Honeyman books.
Story Café starts up again on 25th January, and we have lots of great things in store! Pauline, who is on placement with us from Hamburg, will be exploring German women writers on 15th February, and Louisina, one of our fantastic volunteers, will be sharing her love of Elena Ferante’s Neopolitan novels on 1st March. […]
With 2017 hurtling towards the finishing line, we’ve been reflecting on some of the highlights from Story Café this year. There have been SO many! Here are some that really stick in our minds….. Trip to Edinburgh Book Festival Thanks to the wonderful organisation Open Book, we enjoyed an incredible day out at the Edinburgh Book Festival […]
This review has very kindly been contributed by an anonymous supporter of the library, who also wrote this book review ‘The Waiting’ is a novel about 2 life-long friends called Lizzie and Marlene. Lizzie looks back from old age on their friendship and other aspects of her life. Plot Marlene is unscrupulous, impulsive and irresponsible. […]
With the centenary of the first women getting the vote coming up in 2018, now is a great time to be learning more about the Suffragettes. Here are three novels for children and teens which introduce the subject in an interesting and exciting way.
It raises interesting questions about families – their allegiances and rivalries, the roles of nature and nurture, and the lengths to which a parent will go in order to protect a child.
This book is quirky and funny with an almost other worldly feel to it. An impressive knowledge of books is shown throughout and linked to various characters finding the joys of reading and discovering other worlds as well as insights into themselves.
This is not an easy read. However if like me, you want to know more about what happened in the former Yugoslavia, then I recommend it. Rema is a compassionate and visionary woman who has used her dreadful experiences to build a better life, not just for her own family, but for those who followed behind her in seeking a new home in Glasgow.
I started working at GWL in 2005, as their first ever paid Librarian. As well as being somewhat daunting (yikes! what a responsibility!), it was a dream come true: to open up a treasure trove of books to women from all walks of life. Working in a library of donated books is something special. It’s […]