Friday, September 04, 2009

New Library Books

New pupils were introduced last night to our superb central resource, the College Library. With 10,000 books in a beautiful space, it is an exceptional place in which to read and study. Over the next few months, we'll have plenty of book reviews and recommendations here from pupils about their discoveries from the shelves. And, of course, there are lots of new books at the start of the school year.

Included in the newest batch are two novels recently recommended here - William Trevor's Love and Summer and James Lever's Me Cheeta (both Booker long-listed). In Junior Fiction, there's Elizabeth Laird's Lost Riders (read an enthusiastic review on The Book Bag here) and Sinead Moriarty's The Right Fit. In Non-Fiction we have William Fiennes's evocative autobiography The Music Room: in the Guardian, John Burnside writes:-

That Fiennes is an unusually skilled writer is already evidenced by The Snow Geese, a work in which, time and time again, he conveys not only the incandescence of life in the quotidian flow of events, but also the richness of the idea of home, a richness that is, perhaps, only fully appreciated after long absence.

Read the list of new books here.


ExpertWriter said...

Thank you for the information about new library books. This is a good way to influence students to read.


SCC English Department said...

Thanks. We've also posted the III and II form reading lists yesterday and today, and all these books are also in the Library.