Monday, 20 June 2016

Maggie O’Farrell at Town House, Haddington

Simon Kesley and East Lothian Library Service present Maggie O’Farrell talking about her dazzling new novel


Tuesday 28th June, 7.30pm

Town House, Haddington

Tickets are £5, redeemed if you purchase a copy of the book on the night,

 and are available from Simon Kesley bookshop and Haddington Library at the John Gray Centre.

Complimentary glass of wine, courtesy of Simon Kesley.

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Focus On . . . Biographies and Memoirs

Well, we meant to make this a monthly post but you library members have been keeping us busy with book requests and suggestions. Which we love. Keep it coming!

This month we're suggesting titles from our Biographies & Memoirs collection:

We Need To Talk About... Kevin Bridges

Kevin Bridges has become a household name in just a few short years (well, ten years). He walked on stage for the first time aged 17 and brought the house down with his five minute set. This is his story.

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Straight Outta Compton

The group NWA emerged from the mean streets of Compton in Los Angeles, California, in the mid 1980s and revolutionized Hip-Hop culture with their groundbreaking music and lyrical realism about life in the hood.

You can reserve the title here

Absolute Pandemonium

There is no one quite like Brian Blessed. He's an actor, film star, trained undertaker, unlikely diplomat, secret romantic, martial artist, and mountaineer. He's also a brilliant storyteller who will - and you must brace yourself - simply leap out of the pages at you.

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Orange Is The New Black

All 13 episodes from the second season of the Netflix comedy drama adapted from Piper Kerman's memoir about her time spent in a women's prison. A moving and hilarious experience.

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Not My Father's Son - Alan Cumming
Alan Cumming’s father Alex was a man who held his family hostage, who meted out violence with a frightening ease. Alex was the dark, enigmatic heart of Cumming family life. But he was not the only mystery. Alan's maternal grandfather, Tommy Darling, had disappeared to the Far East after the Second World War. Curious to explore this mystery, Alan committed to filming an episode of the BBC's Who Do You Think You Are? Then out of the blue, his father called. He had a secret he had to share.

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