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The Librarian

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'Vickers sees with a clear eye and writes with a light hand; she's a presence worth cherishing in the ranks of modern novelists.' Philip Pullman

In 1958, Sylvia Blackwell, fresh from one of the new post-war Library Schools, takes up a job as children's librarian in a run down library in the market town of East Mole.

Her mission is to fire the enthusiasm of the children of East Mole for reading. But her love affair with the local married GP, and her befriending of his precious daughter, her neighbour's son and her landlady's neglected grandchild, ignite the prejudices of the town, threatening her job and the very existence of the library with dramatic consequences for them all.

The Librarian is a moving testament to the joy of reading and the power of books to change and inspire us all.

"Underneath the delightful patina of nostalgia for post-War England, there are stern and spiky questions about why we are allowing our children to be robbed of their heritage of story." Frank Cottrell Boyce

'Vickers has a formidable knack for laying open the human heart' Sunday Times

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Salley Vickers is the author of many novels, including Miss Garnet's Angel, The Cleaner of Chartres and Cousins. She has worked as a teacher of children with special needs, a university teacher of literature and a psychoanalyst. She now writes fulltime and divides her time between London and Wiltshire. She attributes such success as she has achieved in life to an early love of reading.
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 400
Erscheinungsdatum 26.04.2018
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-241-33021-0
Verlag Penguin Books Ltd
Maße (L/B/H) 23,5/15,5/3,3 cm
Gewicht 529 g
Buch (Taschenbuch, Englisch)
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Must-read for bibliophiles!
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden aus Rostock am 04.05.2018

Thanks to the wonderful quarterly catalogues by John Sandoe Books, London I came across this book. It took me only a couple of days to finish reading it, could not put it down, loved it from cover to cover. Highly recommended!