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Last Chance Library, The

Sampson, Freya

  12 Reviews

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.

Pages
322
Year
2021

Reviews

CHCH 145
09-05-2024
Overall a quick light read. Important issues covered re importance of libraries as being so much more than books. We enjoyed the characters and issues covered such as grief, justice, isolation, and inequality.
ASHB 003
08-05-2024
All enjoyed the book but found it a bit "light".
TIMAR 020
29-04-2024
Well-written. An easy, warm read with very good character development. We could relate to the characters. Everyone enjoyed the book.
AUCK 271
22-04-2024
Quick easy read; somewhat predictable, but the majority of us enjoyed it nonetheless. Light and uplifting, but generated some robust discussion about libraries and our shared love of books.
AUCK 056
07-03-2024
The majority of our group found this book to be a "delightful" read.
CHCH 395
22-02-2024
A lovely summer read.
PALMN 004
12-01-2024
This was an easy read. It was so sweet. This could be made into a movie.
AUCK 234
30-10-2023
Slow start - light, easy to read. A bit predictable but easy to persevere with.
MOTUE 003
12-09-2023
Most said it was good light read - a bit predictable.
NAP 005
12-06-2023
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.
WANAK 008
07-06-2023
Generally an 'alright' easy read. Predictable. June Jones really annoyed a number of us - bullied by Marjorie, yet even going to her 'hen' do.
PARAPA 001
08-05-2023
Rather predictable and light. Characters stereotyped and not well developed.