Category Archives: Books

Book Buzz.

  Northam Library. Monday 26th June 6.30pm – 1069 and All That : the True History of the Battle of Northam, a talk by Nick Arnold at Northam library. Tickets £2 including refreshments. To book call 01237 475111 **** ‘The … Continue reading

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Bideford’s Newfoundland links & the Chope Collection.

Devon has strong historic links with the Canadian Province of Newfoundland dating back to the 16th Century, when boats from local ports sailed to the waters of Newfoundland to fish for cod. Initially men left Devon in April and returned … Continue reading

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The past is a foreign country :

they do things differently there. After umming and ahhing over a decent setting for my recent novel – Weekend Rockstars – I eventually settled on a fictionalised unnamed westcountry town that was unnervingly close to the Bideford I left over … Continue reading

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‘The Book of Hartland’.

While Bideford Library has marched boldly into the 21st Century with its Wi-Fi and e-book service, we shouldn’t forget the wealth of historical material also kept here. We have a wonderful set of old photographs and also an impressive collection … Continue reading

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Two Free Services – The Library and the Burton Art Gallery

The public library has been with us for over a hundred years. Although  as a librarian I’m biased, I still believe that it offers something very rare these days –  not just books,free to all, but also companionship, community links … Continue reading

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