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Children’s Storytime

EVERY SATURDAY! Every Saturday morning at 11 am our storyteller Lee will read a couple of children's books at Bookends From classic tales to the...

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June 10, 2024

Afternoon Book Club

The daytime group usually meets every second Monday of the month at 2pm in Cakes and Ale café   If you wish to join this book group,...

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April 24, 2024

Carlisle Reading Group

The Carlisle group usually meets at 7pm on the last Wednesday of the month in Cakes and Ale Cafe   This month's book is Piranesi by Susanna...

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June 20, 2024

Keswick Reading Group

The Keswick Reading Group is led by Trina and Anne and meets every third Thursday of the month at 7pm Please email bookendskeswick@aolcom if you...

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Helen’s Reads

We are very pleased to introduce Helen Towers to all our website friends We will feature lots of  reviews by Helen, mainly contemporary fiction If...

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Weyward

Review by Helen's Reads Weyward is a riveting and absorbing debut novel which tells the story of 3 generations of women living at different times,...

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The Saint of Lost Things by Tish Delaney

A Helen’s Reads Review  Lindy Morris lives with Auntie Bell on the edge of Donegal, in a bungalow on Granda Morris's land, although...

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Crossroads by Jonathan Franzen

A Helen’s Reads Review  Meet the Hildebrandt family: firstly there is Russ, assistant pastor of the First Reformed church in New...

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Bournville by Jonathan Coe

A Helen's Reads Review Bournville follows four generations of one family, whose lives are shaped and influenced by the Birmingham suburb where they...

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Burntcoat by Sarah Hall

A Helen's Reads Review   In the bedroom above her immense studio at Burntcoat, the celebrated sculptor Edith Harkness is making her final...

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