Swindon Festival of Literature 2014

pearsonSwindon Libraries and Information Service are proud to be supporting the Swindon Festival of Literature once more and will be stocking books by festival speakers.

The festival, now in its 21st year, runs from the 5th to the 17th May so there’s plenty of time to get reading and make the most of the many and varied events which include Ann Widdecombe, Kate Adie, children’s favourite Korky Paul and many other inspirational people.

We will be playing host to six events in our libraries:

Central Library, Regent Circus SN1 1QG:                                                                  NIGEL JONES – on Peace and War: Britain in 1914.
7.15pm • Wednesday 7th May • £5 (£4 concession), Tel 01793 466454

DAVID PEARSON – with an illustrated talk on the present and future role of libraries, and books! 7.30pm • Thursday 8th May • £5 (£4 concession), Tel 01793 466454

RICHARD VAN EMDEN – on boy soldiers of the Great War.
7.30pm • Thursday 15th May • £5 (£4 concession), Tel 01793 466454

ROSA MATHESON – on the grisly sidings of British railways.
7.30pm •  Friday 16th May £2.50 (£1.50 library member), Tel 01793 466454

Highworth Library, Brewery Street SN6 7AJ, tel 01793 463500                                   LINDA REGAN – on her journey into crime-writing. 7pm • Tuesday 6th May • £5 (£4 concession)

Wroughton Library, Ellendune Centre SN4 9LT, tel 01793 798112
KEITH HOOPER – on Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre: an Autobiography. 7pm • Thursday 15th May £2.50 (£1.50 library member)

Further details about the above talks and full details of the festival programme can be found at the Swindon Festival of Literature website: http://www.swindonfestivalofliterature.co.uk/

adieAll the books listed below are, or soon will be, available in Swindon Borough Libraries. Check the catalogue for availability, details of where they are held and reserve FREE online. If you can’t find a title listed, we will be adding it, so check back again soon! You can also download a pdf of the books we have available: Swindon Festival of Literature books in Swindon Libraries

Access the catalogue here or click on the author name below.

Kate Adie   
Fighting on the Home Front
The Autobiography: the kindness of strangers
Corsets to camouflage
Icons of England
Into Danger
Nobody’s Child

appignanesiLisa Appignanesi
Trials of Passion: crimes in the name of love and passion
All About Love
Fifty Shades of Feminism (edited by Lisa Appignanesi)
Mad Bad and Sad
The Memory Man

Patrick Barkham
The Butterfly Isles

Alex Bellos 
Alex Through the Looking Glass
Alex’s Adventures in Numberland

Sandrine Berges
Mary Wollstonecraft’s: a vindication of the rights of woman

Carole Blake
From Pitch to Publication

careyJohn Carey 
The Unexpected Professor: an Oxford life in books
What Good are the Arts
William Golding: the man who wrote Lord of the Flies

Nick Cohen
You Can’t read this book!
Pretty Straight Guys
Waiting for the Etonians
What’s left? How the Liberals lost their way

Stefan Collini   
What are universities for and TW Cultures
On Liberty

cookeRachel Cooke
Her Brilliant Career

Philip Davis
Reading and the Reader

Richard van Emden 
Tommy’s War – (not published until June 2014    )
Boy Soldiers of the Great War
Britain’s last Tommies
The Last Fighting Tommy
Meeting the Enemy
Prisoners of the Kaiser
The Quick and the Dead
Sapper Martin
The Soldiers War
Tommy’s Ark
The Trench

Martin Figura

Nathan Filer  
Shock of the fall

grootLaurens de Groot
Hunting the Hunters

Simon Heffer  
Simply English
Like the Roman: the life of Enoch Powell
Great British Speeches (compiled by Simon Heffer)

Alexandra Heminsley
Running Like a Girl
Combat to Catwalk: The Amazing Story of the Girl Who Went from Army Hero to Miss England

Oliver James
How to Develop Emotional Health
Contented Dementia
How Not to F*** Them Up
Love Bombing
Office Politics
The Selfish Capitalist

jonesNigel Jones
Peace and War: Britain in 1914                                                                                      Mosley (Life and times)

Rachel Joyce
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

Ann Karpf   
How to Age

lymberyPhilip Lymbery
Farmageddon: the true cost of cheap meat

Rosa Matheson
Death, Dynamite & Disaster
A Day in the Life of 100 Women in Britain
Doing Time Inside
The GWR Story
Railway Voices inside Swindon Works
Women and the GWR

Korky Paul  
Winnie the Witch PLUS too many to list!

David Pearson   
Books as History

popeRosie Swale Pope  
Just a Little Run Around the World: 5 Years, 3 Packs of Wolves and 53 Pairs of Shoes: 5 Years, 29 Marriage Proposals and 53 Pairs of Shoes

Jonathon Porritt
The World We Made
Playing Safe

Gavin Pretor-Pinney & Tom Hodgkinson
Ukulele Handbook                                                                                                                The Cloud Spotter’s Guide (Gavin Pretor-Pinney)                                                               The Wave Watcher’s Companion (Gavin Pretor-Pinney)                                                       A Pig with Six Legs and Other Clouds: from the Cloud Appreciation Society (Gavin Pretor-Pinney)                                                                                                                                             How to be Idle (Tom Hodgkinson)                                                                                        The Idle Parent (Tom Hodgkinson)                                                                                      The Book of Idle Pleasures (Tom Hodgkinson)                                                                 Brave Old World (Tom Hodgkinson)

Linda Regan 
Street Girls
Behind You!                                                                                                             Brotherhood of Blades

thornTracey Thorn  
Bedsit Disco Queen

Ann Widdecombe
Sackcloth & Ashes
An Act of Peace
An Act of Treachery
(Strictly Ann) The Autobiography
The Clematis Tree
Father Figure

Bee Wilson   
Consider the Fork
The Hive: the story of the honeybee and us
Swindled: from poison sweets to counterfeit coffee the dark history of the food cheats

Michael Williams
Steaming to Victory
On the Slow Train
On the Slow Train Again

Jacqueline Wilson
Diamond & many many more! Also check our eBook catalogue for Jacqueline Wilson in eBooks!