Tuesday, 21 April 2015

World Book Night 23 April 2015

World Book Night is an annual celebration of reading and books that takes place on 23 April. To celebrate we will have nine free copies of the Chickenfeed and Spring Tide, at both Luton LRC (Level 1) and Bedford Library (Ground Floor) available on the 23rd of April.

Research has shown that reading for pleasure (rather than for your assignments!) is linked to many health and wellbeing benefits, including reduced stress levels and an improved ability to cope with tough situations, so why not give a novel a go when you need to unwind between exams, revision and assignment deadlines this term? Or thinking ahead, come and pick up a good read for relaxing on your summer holiday!

Chickenfeed (Minette Walters)

Based on the true story of the ‘chicken farm murder’ which took place in Blackness, Crowborough, East Sussex in December, 1924. Norman Thorne was found guilty of the murder of Elsie Cameron, but even at the time of his execution there were doubts about his guilt. Still swearing his innocence, Norman Thorne was hanged on 22 April 1925.

Bestselling author Minette Walters brings a thrilling story to life in this gripping short novel, written for the Quick Reads series. Winner of the Quick Reads Readers’ Favourite Award.

Spring Tide (Cilla Borjlind, Rolf Borjlind)

The spring tides are the highest of the year in Nordkoster; the beach will be covered in particularly deep water tonight. Three men on the beach are digging a hole, covertly watched by a young boy. His intrigue turns to horror as he makes out a fourth figure – the woman for whom the hole is intended. Buried up to her neck in the sand, the high tide is rapidly approaching. Still screaming in terror, the victim takes her last breath as water fills her nose and mouth – in her stomach, she feels her baby kick. And her waters break. 

Twenty-four years later, the abhorrent crime remains unsolved; gruesome violence however is still prevalent after all those years. Olivia Ronning hopes to follow in her father’s footsteps and join the ranks of the police in the next few months after she completes her training; she has only one last hurdle to overcome over the summer break, a challenge from her professor to pick a cold case and solve it. Little does she know the world she is getting involved in, the danger she faces and the ugly truths she risks uncovering.

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