Y Llyfrgell – Fflur Dafydd
On a cold February morning, in the year 2020, Dan, a porter at the National Library of Wales, is committing his daily offence against the regime. Greeting him at the door is Eben, a biographer, itching to be admitted. But, they are both unaware that Ana and Nan, two librarians intent on revenge, are on the brink of changing the history of the National Library of Wales forever. This novel transforms the peaceful atmosphere of the National Library into a theatrical set full of possibilities – where bullets cut through the silence, the Reading Room is a cell, and the Library itself is an anti-hero of our literature…
WINNER OF THE 2009 DANIEL OWEN MEMORIAL PRIZE
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An evening with the author Ifan Morgan Jones who will be talking about his new book:
(this event is in Welsh).
Join us for Tea and a Chat
Weirglodd Wen – Lona Patel
13-year-old Magi, sent into domestic service on Weirglodd Wen farm, embraces her new adventure as an opportunity to spread her wings, make new friends and earn money to give to her mother. However, on being warned of the handsome son of the farm, and learning of the death of the former maid at Weirglodd Wen, her new life does not seem quite as exciting …
Ann Jones AM will be holding her next surgery at St. Asaph Library on Friday 12th May, 2.30 – 3.30, Prestatyn Library, 12th May 4.00 – 5.00 and Rhyl Library on Saturday 13th May, 10.00 – 11.00.
To make an appointment please call 01745 332813.
The Muse – Jessi Burton
A picture hides a thousand words . . . On a hot July day in 1967, Odelle Bastien climbs the stone steps of the Skelton gallery in London, knowing that her life is about to change forever. Having struggled to find her place in the city since she arrived from Trinidad five years ago, she has been offered a job as a typist under the tutelage of the glamorous and enigmatic Marjorie Quick. But though Quick takes Odelle into her confidence, and unlocks a potential she didn’t know she had, she remains a mystery – no more so than when a lost masterpiece with a secret history is delivered to the gallery.The truth about the painting lies in 1936 and a large house in rural Spain, where Olive Schloss, the daughter of a renowned art dealer, is harbouring ambitions of her own. Into this fragile paradise come an artist and revolutionary, Isaac Robles, and his half-sister Teresa, who immediately insinuate themselves into the Schloss family, with explosive and devastating consequences . . .Seductive, exhilarating and suspenseful, The Muse is an addictive novel about aspiration and identity, love and obsession, authenticity and deception – a magnificent creation and a story you will never forget.
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Pijin by Alys Conran (translated by Sian Northey)
Pijin is the tragic, occasionally hilarious and ultimately intense story of a childhood friendship and how it is torn apart, a story of guilt, silence and the loss of innocence, and a story about the kind of love which may survive it all.
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