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‘Before I go to Sleep’ author to visit Bolton

‘Before I go to Sleep’ author to visit Bolton

S.J. Watson the author of Before I go to Sleep, the film of which has recently been released on DVD, is visiting Bolton Central library on Tuesday 17th February from 1pm. Entry is free and there will also be copies of his latest book, Second Life, on sale that he is happy to sign.

Costa Book Award winners announced.

Costa Book Award winners announced.

Costa Book Awards

The winners of this year’s Costa Book Awards have been announced.

 

Costa Novel Award Winner: Ali Smith, How to be Both

Costa First Novel Award Winner: Emma Healey, Elizabeth is Missing

Costa Biography Award Winner: Helen MacDonald, H is for Hawk

Costa Poetry Award Winner: Jonathan Edwards, My Family and Other Superheroes

Costa Children’s Book Award Winner: Kate Saunders, Five Children on the Western Front

 

Elizabeth is Missing

 

was described by the judges as showing “incredible flair and unusual skill”. (First Novel)

 

 

Five Children on the Western Front

 

was described by the judges as “a modern masterpiece that captures the spirit of a much-loved classic”. (Children’s Book)

 

Both are available to borrow from the libraries now.

 

The overall winner will be announced on 27th January 2015.

 

To find out more about this year’s winners, along with a list of past winners of the Costa Book Awards, go to their website.

Five Children on the Western Front

Five Children on the Western Front

New in the Girls’ Turret and Junior libraries:

Five Children on the Western Front

 

Kate Saunders bases her story ten years after E. Nesbit’s classic story Five Children and It.

“The children were together for the last time.

The Great War began in earnest and Cyril was off to fight.

And for the first time in ten years, the magical Psammead appeared at the bottom of the garden…”