Monday, 26 November 2012

Book Week Scotland in Orkney

It's here! Book Week Scotland has finally arrived and excitement is mounting in Orkney Library. The Queen of Noir, Val McDermid, joins us on Thursday at 7.00 pm to talk about her life of crime and especially her new book The Vanishing Point. Those of you lucky enough to have bagged a ticket, come with questions at the ready. You will be frisked at the door to make sure you have them!

Victoria Campbell will be here on Friday 30 November at 2.00 pm with Viking Gold, 'a tale of sixteen-year-old Redknee, a Viking lad with a quick temper who has to become a man in a dangerous world of epic sea voyages, natural disasters and ruthless murders. Viking Gold is action packed with wild adventures, danger, loss, bloodshed and moral dilemmas. Everything you need in a good book!' 

There are still tickets for Victoria's session. Drop in or phone Kirkwall Library for yours: 01856 873166.

Rosie Wallace will be with us on Saturday 1 December at 3.00 pm to talk about her latest book, The Trouble with Keeping Mum. 'Witty and hilarious', the book is poignant too, as it takes an unflinching look at how a woman manages the demands of a political career, men, and family troubles with the generation either side of her, mother and son. As it says on the cover: When you are juggling life, love and career, the last thing you need is more balls ... !

Come in to the library or phone for your ticket: 01856 873166. 

Orkney Readers

The Reader in Residence will be loitering about in the library with intent. No, not within tent, but with the intention of nobbling readers and asking them about books and reading and libraries in Orkney. So if you see this woman, come and talk to her. (That's me - Alison Miller - lurking behind a shelf!)


Book Week Scotland is Scotland's first national celebration of books and reading and is organised and promoted through Scottish Book Trust. Find out all about what's on throughout Scotland by clicking the links here. 

Come and join us this week to celebrate books and reading! 


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