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Are you looking for something new and different to read?

Then this is the place for you! This page is dedicated to the joy of reading for pleasure. We discuss all things reading.

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Favourite picks

Every month we highlight some of our favourite book picks of the month, online events you might be interested in and we invite you join our monthly book club discussion for anyone who wants to join in. We will be choosing a book that is available for multi-access on our BorrowBox site, and where possible we will offer the choice of eBook or eAudio.

What’s new this month…

  • In  celebration of LGBT+ month we are hightlighting some great eReads you can enjoy on BorrowBox.
  • Are you an inspiring writer? Don’t miss out on these workshops inspired by the BBC Books that Shaped our World.
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Our Facebook Book Group

This is a Facebook group for anyone who would like to talk about books, see what others are reading and share your thoughts about the books you are reading. The page is open to all readers aged 18 and over, whatever your taste in books, and we want to cover fiction and non-fiction.

What are we reading this month?

This month we will be reading The Sparsholt Affair by Alan Hollingsworth on Wednesday 31 March, 7pm.

In October 1940, the handsome young David Sparsholt arrives in Oxford. A keen athlete and oarsman, he at first seems unaware of the effect he has on others – particularly on the lonely and romantic Evert Dax, son of a celebrated novelist and destined to become a writer himself. While the Blitz rages in London, Oxford exists at a strange remove: an ephemeral, uncertain place, in which nightly blackouts conceal secret liaisons. Over the course of one momentous term, David and Evert forge an unlikely friendship that will colour their lives for decades to come . . .

Man Booker Prize-winning author Alan Hollinghurst’s masterly novel evokes the intimate relationships of a group of friends bound together by art, literature and love across three generations.

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