Book review: Hamnet, by Maggie O’Farrell

Reviewed by Barbara Kiernan Four years after the death of his 11-year-old son, Hamnet, Shakespeare wrote the story of a tragic hero, Hamlet, (a variation of the name Hamnet), considered by many to be his greatest work. The artfully spun tale of Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell (Tinder Press, £8.99) is a fictional account of these … More Book review: Hamnet, by Maggie O’Farrell

LoveWeston Library will reopen on Tuesday, April 13th

The library will open three days a week for browsing, returns and collections. Please read the rest of this post for further details on opening hours and measures in place for everyone’s safety in the library. We’re really looking forward to welcoming you back! The library will be open at the following times: Tuesday 10am–12pm … More LoveWeston Library will reopen on Tuesday, April 13th

Core libraries in Bath & North East Somerset still offering services in lockdown

Though Love Weston Library has had to remain closed during the lockdown announced by the UK Government on January 4th, Bath Central Library, Keynsham Library and Midsomer Norton Library are still offering Click and Collect, Ring and Reserve, and Grab and Go services. Please visit the Bath & North East Somerset Library and Information Services … More Core libraries in Bath & North East Somerset still offering services in lockdown

Book review: A Cheesemonger’s History of the British Isles

Reviewed by Alex Hazle ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ I confess that, as a lover both of British popular histories and fine cheese, A Cheesemonger’s History of the British Isles (Profile Books, £9.99) was something of a no-brainer. As with all the best books in this genre, the author, Ned Palmer, easily weaves a lyrical tale … More Book review: A Cheesemonger’s History of the British Isles