Category Archives: Books

Book Buzz – May.

‘Sweet Caress’, by William Boyd. Discussed by Bideford Library Readers’ Group. This is a fictional autobiography of Amory Clay, a female photographer, written by a male. Did it work? On the whole the group felt it did although there was … Continue reading

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North Devon’s cliffs & shoreline – new book.   Telephone number shown above is incorrect – should be 01865 820522. ________________________________________________

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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 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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