Eleanor has read this QUICK READ as part of the Six Book Challenge. Remember to hand in your reading diaries for the Six Book Challenge in to the Information Store at Ipswich Road by the 19th June 2015 (that’s tomorrow!) – you’ll get a certificate and be entered into a prize draw! For the Six Book Challenge,… Continue reading Book Review: The Red Necklace
Eleanor has read this QUICK READ as part of the Six Book Challenge. For the Six Book Challenge, I challenged myself to read books entirely from the QUICK READS and EXPRESS FICTION sections of the Information Store. My fourth Six Book Challenge book is Airman by Eoin Colfer (QUICK READS 823.91).
Norwich’s status as a UNESCO City of Literature is something to be proud of! The Norfolk and Norwich Festival, which takes place in May each year, is the heart of our local literary scene, and in celebration of the city’s status Writers’ Centre Norwich are taking over the Playhouse for two weeks of author talks,… Continue reading Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2015
We’ve reviewed a book from the Horrible Histories series before, Frightful First War for Remembrance Day, but with the Horrible Histories show at the Theatre Royal next week (Wednesday 22nd April-Sunday 26th April), we’re going to talk about some of our favourite books from the series! For more than 20 years, Terry Deary’s Horrible Histories series… Continue reading Book Review: The Horrible Histories Series
The Carnegie Medal has been given to outstanding children’s authors since 1936. Named for Scottish industrialist Andrew Carnegie, who funded almost 3,000 libraries with the money he made from American steel, the award includes £500 worth of books and an actual gold medal- you might have seen the award winner’s stamp on some of your… Continue reading Carnegie Medal nominees
It is International Women’s Day on Sunday 8th of March and we are very excited about it, so we’re featuring a film about a woman who was far ahead of her time: Dangerous Beauty (1998, directed by Marshall Herskovitz). It is the true story of Veronica Franco, a courtesan who lived in Venice from 1546-1591. While… Continue reading DVD Review: Dangerous Beauty (1998)
The Woman in Black is returning to Norwich Theatre Royal later this month. Inspired by the novel by Susan Hill (BOOK ZONE 823.91 HIL) it recasts lawyer Arthur Kipps as an ageing director and playwright. Only a few minutes into a final rehearsal, Arthur grows angry with his lead actor and decides to tell the story by… Continue reading Book review: The Woman in Black