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Local Author's Fair Local Author's Fair

Come along and talk to some local authors. This year they will be in the Bill Buck and Longley room, so even more to see!

 

Crawley Library Saturday 13th October.

For more information see the What's on page

Get Online Week Get Online Week

The Library Service is supporting Get Online Week 15 - 21 October. Talk to us about our eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines.

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Talk About Reading Talk About Reading

During October we will be celebrating reading for everyone across all our libraries. As part of this celebration of reading we will also be taking part in

  • Get Online Week 15 - 21 October
  • Libraries Week 9 - 15 October

To celebrate reading, staff in libraries have been choosing their favourite books and every library will have a display of them. See below for a selection of the titles we have chosen.

Staff Picks Staff Picks
The books below are all recommended by staff. There's a mixture of genres  and let us know on Twitter and Facebook which you'd recommend.
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Paperback:Jurassic Park:2015
Author: Crichton, Michael
Year: 2015
Language: English
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arrow Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Drawing on all his bestselling talent and scientific brilliance Michael Crichton has, in this novel, written the most electrifying techno-thriller of our time. Crichton's previous titles include Rising Sun, Congo and The Great Train Robbery. Originally published: New York: Knopf, 1990
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Paperback:Trainspotting:1996
Author: Welsh, Irvine
Year: 1996
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage
Resource type: Physical
Note: This title tells the story of Edinburgh heroin addicts which changed the face of British fiction.
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Paperback:Dead cert:2013
Author: Francis, Dick
Year: 2013
Language: English
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: For millionaire jockey Alan York, winning is a bonus. For Joe Nantwich, victory means no cushy backhanders; and for Bill Davidson, front running on strongly fancied Admiral, triumph means murder. His own.
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Paperback:Five quarters of the orange:2002
Author: Harris, Joanne
Year: 2002
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Black Swan
Resource type: Physical
Note: Beyond the main streets of Les Laveuses runs the Loire, hiding a deadly undertow beneath its surface. This is where Framboise, a secretive widow, plies her culinary trade and lets her memory play strange games.
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Paperback:Oliver Twist:2012
Author: Dickens, Charles
Year: 2012
Language: English
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage Classic
Resource type: Physical
Note: Dickens wrote this story of a boy forced to live in a dark and dismal workhouse lorded over by Mr Bumble to draw attention to Victorian social ills. Desperate but determined, Oliver makes his escape and finds that life in the harsh streets of London's underworld makes the workhouse look like a picnic.
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Paperback:The alloy of law:2012
Author: Sanderson, Brandon
Year: 2012
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Gollancz
Resource type: Physical
Note: Scadrial has changed. ever taller towers race for the clouds, and railways and canals criss-cross the land.
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Paperback:The rainmaker:2010
Author: Grisham, John
Year: 2010
Language: English
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arrow
Resource type: Physical
Note: Rudy Baylor is a newly-qualified lawyer: he has one case, and one case alone, to save himself from his debts. His case is against a giant insurance company which could have saved a young man's life, but instead refused to pay the claim until it was too late. The settlement could be worth millions of dollars, but there is one problem.
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Paperback:Prayer for Owen Meany:2010
Author: Irving, John
Year: 2010
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Black Swan
Resource type: Physical
Note: Eleven-year-old Owen Meany, playing in a Little League baseball game in Gravesend, New Hampshire, hits a foul ball and kills his best friend's mother. Owen doesn't believe in accidents; he believes he is God's instrument
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Paperback:Favourite poems, a selection of the world's best-loved verse:2015
Year: 2015
Language: English
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcturus
Resource type: Physical
Note: From verse of the past to modern classics, this anthology of poetry has words for every occasion: about youth and age, nature, musings on life and death, wisdom, nonsense, romance and much besides. Each work has been specially chosen to complement the collection.
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Paperback:Curiocity, an alternative A-Z of London:2018
Author: Eliot, Henry
Author: Lloyd-Rose, Matt
Year: 2018
Language: English
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: 'Curiocity' is the most beautiful and unusual guidebook ever written about London. The authors reimagine the city in twenty-six distinct ways, one for each letter of the alphabet, considering how London might look from a child's perspective or mapping the airspace above the city.
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