Library News, Thursday 31 October 2013

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Oberon Council Library News
Release Date: Thursday 31 October 2013

Tickets for the Literary Evening with Judy Nunn are still available but selling out quick – if you haven’t already secured yours, run to the library and buy one today! It will be a cracker of an event not to be missed – on top of which the food will be delicious and included in the price.

Tom Hanks has been in the news recently, admitting he has been diagnosed as a diabetic. It is estimated that 280 Australians are diagnosed as diabetics every day – what a staggering statistic! Tim Bowden may be one of Australia’s more famous diabetes sufferers and his story This Can’t Happen To Me explores his feelings when he was diagnosed. According to Tom Hanks, diabetes may not be directly related to weight – a person can be thin and have diabetes or not thin and have great sugar levels. There are some great cookery books and publications at the library available for loan, including the magazine Diabetic Living which includes lifestyle advice and great recipes such as chocolate and raspberry stack – yum!

Lady Catherine and The Real Downton Abbey by The Countess of Carnarvon tells the story of Lady Catherine, an American girl who became chatelaine of Highclere Castle where Downton Abbey is filmed. On her marriage to Lord Porchester at 20 years of age she inherited a small army of household staff and at the time debts threatened to destroy the estate. This book transports the reader back to the alluring world of wealth, fame and challenges of both. Also available for loan is Season 3 of Downton Abbey on DVD which is a new addition to the collection.

Val McDermid is the creator of the television programme Wire in the Blood and has written more than 30 crime fiction novels. Her novels have received both critical acclaim and popular success. Four titles are recent additions to the Library, Trick Of The Dark, Beneath The Bleeding, Fever Of The Bone and the most recent publication, Cross and Burn. Her books are psychologically gripping and relentlessly paced, grabbing the reader’s attention and holding it in a tight grip until the last page.  Cross and Burn is an edge-of-your-seat page-turner and a chilling, unforgettable read.