Norwich is going noir, as it’s time for the Noirwich Crime Writing Festival again! Check out the website here for more information. From the 17th to the 20th of September, the Writer’s Centre will be holding events, including conversations with top crime writers including Lee Child and lectures about crime fiction. In celebration, we’ve been… Continue reading DVD Review: Strangers on a Train (1951)
Noirwich, Norwich’s festival of crime writing, is back this week. If you prefer stylish spies to dark detectives or canny old ladies, we recommend SilverFin, the first in a new series of books about a certain Mr Bond.
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 takes a graveyard to raise a child.” This book has been reviewed by Jess as part of the Six Book Challenge In the middle of the night, a man Jack visits the house, intent on killing all occupants. Whilst he deals with the mother, father and eldest child, the baby of the house escapes his… Continue reading Book Review: The Graveyard Book
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
Internationally renowned fantasy author Garth Nix is appearing at Waterstones Castle Street for an author event on Saturday 27th September to promote his new book Clariel, so this week on Between the Lines we’re featuring Mister Monday, the first book in his thrilling young adult series, ‘The Keys to the Kingdom’. When an ordinary teenager called Arthur is given a… Continue reading Book Review: Mister Monday
To celebrate the Noirwich Crime Writing Festival (10th-14th September 2014), try some of the greatest crime novels ever created with ‘A Short History of Crime Fiction in 9 Books’. On Wednesday 10th from 1.00-3.30 PM, we’ll be holding an event in the Start Up Lounge in association with Waterstones Book Shop where crime authors will be… Continue reading A Short History of Crime Fiction in 9 Books and the Noirwich Crime Writing Festival