The Last Library

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Library assistant June knows a lot about the regulars at Chalcot Library, yet they know very little about her. When her mum – the beloved local librarian – passed away eight years ago, June stepped into her shoes. But despite their shared love of books, shy June has never felt she can live up to the village’s memory of her mum. Instead, she’s retreated into herself and her memories, surviving on Chinese takeaways-for-one and rereading their favourite books at home. When the library is threatened with closure, a ragtag band of eccentric locals establish the Friends of Chalcot Library campaign. There’s gentlemanly pensioner Stanley, who visits the library for the computers and the crosswords, cantankerous Mrs B, who is yet to find a book she approves of, and teenager Chantal, who just wants a quiet place to study away from home. But can they compel reclusive June to join their cause?

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‘The Last Library made me laugh, cry, cheer and want to champion all of our fabulous libraries’ Clare Pooley, author of The Authenticity Project’A truly lovely and endearing read’ Nina Pottell’A powerful reminder about the importance of community, kindness and friendship. A truly stunning debut’ Hannah Tovey, author of The Education of Ivy Edwards ‘I adored every page’ Jessica Ryn, author of The Extraordinary Hope of Dawn Brightside ‘A sheer joy. A funny, poignant story of love, loss, self-discovery and courage. A celebration of books and everything that makes us human’ Katie Marsh, author of My Everything You can tell a lot about a person from the library books they borrow Lonely library assistant June is much more comfortable with books than people. When her mum – the beloved local librarian – passed away, June stepped into her shoes. But shy June has always felt that she could never live up to her mum’s legacy. Instead, she’s retreated into herself, surviving on takeaways-for-one and her favourite stories.When the library is threatened with closure, June is distraught. Yet when a ragtag band of eccentric but dedicated locals establish the Friends of Chalcot Library campaign, June is forbidden from joining their cause.If June wants to save the place that means so much to her, she’ll have to make some bold changes to her life: opening up her heart to friendship, opportunities and maybe even more . . .

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Weight 0.292 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.2 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

400

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K