Salley Vickers is the author of nine highly acclaimed novels, including Miss Garnet's Angel, The Cleaner of Chartres and Cousins, as well as two short story collections.
The Librarian depicts Sylvia Blackwell, a young woman in her twenties who moves to East Mole, a quaint market town in middle England, to start a new job as a children's librarian. However the apparently pleasant town is not all it seems. Sylvia falls in love with an older man – but it's her connection to his precocious young daughter and her neighbour's son which will change her life and put them, the library and her job under threat.
The character Sylvia Blackwell is based on a children's librarian who radically affected Salley's own childhood, introducing her to the children's authors who in turn, inspired her to become a writer.
Salley will be in conversation with local author Fiona Joseph.
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