Tuesday, May 22, 2007

New Library Books

The latest books in the Library are listed here in full, and include, in junior fiction, Kevin Crossley-Holland's Arthur : King of the Middle March, which completes the trilogy begun in The Seeing Stone and continued in At the Crossing Places.

In senior fiction, there is Kate Grenville's The Secret River, reviewed here in the Guardian by Geraldine Bedell, as 'a sad book, beautifully written and, at times, almost unbearable with the weight of loss, competing distresses and the impossibility of making amends.'

In non-fiction, Michael Longley's new Collected Poems, mentioned here previously, and Josephine Hart's Catching Life by the Throat - how to read poetry and why, which includes a CD of readings by actors such as Roger Moore, Juliet Stephenson and Ralph Fiennes of poems by W.H. Auden, T.S. Eliot, Philip Larkin, Emily Dickinson, Marianne Moore, Rudyard Kipling, Sylvia Plath and W B Yeats.

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