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June 29, 2023

M. W. Craven ‘Fearless’ Book Launch

Thursday 29th June 2023, 730pm THe Old Fire Station, Carlisle  Tickets: £18 99 (includes a copy of the book) OR £8 (includes £3 off the book on...

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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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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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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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Her Majesty’s Royal Coven

Her Majesty’s Royal Coven by Juno Dawson Hidden among us is a secret government department of witches known as Her Majesty’s Royal Coven...

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A Helen's Reads Review Marisa has only known Jake a few months, but she has completely fallen for him When he asks her to move in with him and...

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The Magician

Reviewed by Helen's Reads The Magician is a fictionalised biography of the German-born, Nobel award winning writer Thomas Mann Prior to reading...

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