The Great North West Read encourages everyone to read and discuss the same book during the month of November. This year, we are delighted to have the charming, page-turning and utterly brilliant The Library of Lost and Found by Phaedra Patrick, to discuss.
Taking inspiration from Phaedra’s own love of libraries, the story tells of volunteer librarian Martha Storm, who finds a mysterious book of fairy tales. Within its pages lies a surprising dedication that stirs up family secrets and sparks her own emotional journey of discovery.
In November, Phaedra will be visiting libraries across the North West to read from her book, sign copies, answer questions and share stories about her journey to becoming a best-selling author. Take a look at Phaedra's GNWR tour dates.
Phaedra said: “As a child, I used to visit my local library in Oldham and dream that one day my own book would sit on the shelves. The Library of Lost and Found celebrates the power of stories and I’m delighted it’s been selected as the 2019 Great North West Read.” Check the events pages for times and dates.
The Great North West Read 2019 is also one massive, interactive book club. Help us become the North West’s largest community read - grab a copy of The Library of Lost and Found and get together to talk about the book with other readers through online and in-person book discussions.
You can get involved on social media using the hashtag #GNWR, on the Time to Read Facebook page or join two live online book club chats running on Twitter in November. Online book chats are the perfect way to keep reading, talk about what you're reading, and make friends with other readers. And you don't even have to leave your house to join in.
Twenty two library services throughout the North West, from Cumbria to Chester, including all of Greater Manchester and Merseyside are involved.
The Library of Lost and Found is published by HQ/HarperCollins and will be available to borrow from all public libraries in the North West. It's also available to buy as a book, audiobook and ebook from independent bookstores, Waterstones, Amazon, Kobo, Apple, WHSmith. Get your copy and join the biggest book club in the North West! Visit Phaedra's website to discover more of her novels, read her latest news and find writing tips.