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Steventon Book Club – Requests

To request books for the Steventon Book Club then please email Rosina with the titles and authors. As decent books seem to be reserved by other reading groups very quickly, our books choices are reserved online on the first… Read More

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We are losing our Mobile Library Service

    Dear Library Customer We would like to thank the 9,500 people and organisations who took the time and trouble to respond to the consultation about the future of Hampshire Library Service. Our exciting Library Strategy to… Read More

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March Book Club Report

We met at Susie’s and we were more than very suitably fed and watered. We discussed Charlotte Gray by Sebastian Faulkes. Comments as follows:, good story; good characterisation; revealing descriptions of the lives of the French in Vichy… Read More

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Book Requests

When researching books to request for the Book Club it can be helpful to know what other people have already requested. The first document below is a table showing what has already been reserved for 2016. The second document is a table… Read More

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January Book Club Report

During December we all read our own books – Pilgrim’s Wilderness by Tom Kizzia (Chris), based in Alaska, a beautiful place, a true story of an outwardly Christian family with 15 children and how their lifestyle was gradually… Read More

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Overton Library’s Book List – March 2016

Below is a 141 page document containing Overton library’s reading group books sets. The last column flags new books to the library’s book set, but note, this doesn’t necessarily mean that they are newly published books! You can… Read More

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December Book Club Report

We talked about Kate Adie’s autobiography A Kindness of Strangers. Varied opinions – not a warm character; very little personal details given away;  good insight on reporting and what is required, a picture of the happening not an… Read More

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September Book Club Report

The Prime of Miss Brodie by Muriel Spark (Mavis who we sorely miss). Comments as follows:  It reminded us all of our schooldays and particular teachers, so some reminiscing; fascinating how Miss Brodie constantly misread her girls who… Read More

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July Book Club Report

Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky (Sindy). Comments as follows:  It was to be written as a trilogy, only two parts finished due to the tragic death of the author. A gem of a book; good description of Paris… Read More

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June Book Club Report

I heard the Owl call my Name by Margaret Craven. Comments as follows: Enjoyed reading more the second time around; vivid descriptions especially of the seasons; partly a story of a ancient culture in a changing world, keeping… Read More