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Staff book recommendations

Book cover of Touching the Void by Joe Simpson

Touching the void by Joe Simpson

Reading and Literacy Librarian, Laurence Foe, gives us a insight into Joe Simpson's book, 'Touching the Void'.
Corey Fah does Social Mobility Isabel Waidner (Hamish Hamilton)

Corey Fah Does Social Mobility by Isabel Waidner

Library Officer Helen Bailey reviews Corey Fah Does Social Mobility by Isabel Waidner. A radical, joyful novel.
Mary Jean Chan's poem, 'Bright Fear'.

Bright Fear by Mary Jean Chan

Library Officer, Helen Bailey, gives us an insight into her thoughts of Mary Jean Chan's poem, 'Bright Fear'.
Between the woods and the water by Patrick Leigh Fermor

Between the woods and the water by Patrick Leigh Fermor

Reading and Literacy Librarian, Laurence Foe reviews 'Between the woods and the water' by Patrick Leigh Fermor.
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Information and enquiries

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Library opening hours

Day Opening hours
Monday 9:30am to 8pm
Tuesday 9:30am to 7pm
Wednesday 10am to 7pm
Thursday 9:30am to 7pm
Friday 9:30am to 7pm
Saturday 10:30am to 2pm
Sunday 11am to 5pm

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