Pantywennol by Ruth Richards
A gripping and believable historical novel, based on a true story. Elin Ifans is a lively teenager from Pen Llyn during the nineteenth century. Due to her obsession with the supernatural, she is given the nickname Bwgan Pantywennol by local people, causing tension and clashes in the community between religion and superstition.
Pry ar y Wal by Eigra Lewis Roberts
A novel set in an ordinary village in north Wales, by an award-winning author. Owen Myfyr Owen returns to his home village and threatens to reveal the past secrets of the inhabitants.
Y Gwreiddyn – Caryl Lewis
A volume of short stories relating to nature, man’s relationship with his fellow-man, love and loss.
Ann Jones AM will be holding her next surgery at St. Asaph Library 15th September, 2.30 – 3.30pm, Prestatyn Library on 15th September, 4.00 – 5.00 and Rhyl Library on 15th September, 10.00 – 11.00.
To make an appointment please call 01745 332813.
The Shipping News – Annie Proulx
Quoyle, a third-rate newspaper hack is wrenched violently out of his workaday life when his two-timing wife meets her just deserts. An aunt convinces Quoyle and his two emotionally disturbed daughters to return with her to the starkly beautiful coastal landscape of their ancestral home in Newfoundland. Here, on desolate Quoyle’s Point, in a house empty except for a few mementos of the family’s unsavory past, the battered members of three generations try to cobble up new lives. As the long winter closes its jaws of ice, each of the Quoyles confronts private demons, reels from catastrophe to minor triumph-in the company of the obsequious Mavis Bangs; Diddy Shovel the strongman; drowned Herald Prowse; cane-twirling Beety; Nutbeem, who steals foreign news from the radio; a demented cousin the aunt refuses to recognize; the much-zippered Alvin Yark; silent Wavey; and old Billy Pretty, with his bag of secrets. By the time of the spring storms Quoyle has learned how to gut cod, to escape from a pickle jar, and to tie a true lover’s knot.
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The Goldfinch – Donna Tartt
Aged thirteen, Theo Decker, son of a devoted mother and a reckless, largely absent father, survives an accident that otherwise tears his life apart. Alone and rudderless in New York, he is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. He is tormented by an unbearable longing for his mother, and down the years clings to the thing that most reminds him of her: a small, strangely captivating painting that ultimately draws him into the criminal underworld. As he grows up, Theo learns to glide between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty antiques store where he works. He is alienated and in love – and his talisman, the painting, places him at the centre of a narrowing, ever more dangerous circle.
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Picking up Polari – staff at Rhyl Library listen in to Round the Horne.
2017 marks 50 years since the start of Radios 1,2,3 & 4 and 95 years since the firs BBC broadcast. To mark both of these anniversaries, Rhyl Library has raided its back catalogue for a nostalgic trip down radios memory lane called On the Air.
Included are books from well known names from the past including Ben Lyon and Bebe Daniels, Godfrey Talbot and Molly Weir as well as more recent names such as Sue MacGregor, Chris Evans and Kenny Everett. There are also audio books of shows such as The Navy Lark and that Mitchell and Webb sound.
You can join this nostagiafest by calling at Rhyl Library, or books can be ordered on-line.