When austerity rears its ugly head and Chalcot Library is for the chop, it is a wake-up call for twenty-eight-year-old library assistant June Jones. Chalcot Library has always been at the centre of her life and its threatened closure forces her out of her sheltered existence and into joining her library patrons in their campaign of resistance.
Quirky characters, an English village, and a library under threat guarantee a heart-warming, light read, and a thought-provoking reminder of the value of libraries and the importance of community.
Slow start - light, easy to read. A bit predictable but easy to persevere with.
Most said it was good light read - a bit predictable.
Most of our group enjoyed reading this novel. It was an easy read and perhaps a bit light on content. However, here in Napier, our main public library has been in temporary premises for a few years now and planning for a new build is underway, with several of us following developments closely. Having been a secondary school librarian for many years, I could relate to many parts of the book.
Generally an 'alright' easy read. Predictable. June Jones really annoyed a number of us - bullied by Marjorie, yet even going to her 'hen' do.
Rather predictable and light. Characters stereotyped and not well developed.