• The International

Missing the sun?


As the Winters are getting wetter and greyer, I hunger for sunlight. Fortunately, books are always on hand if you need to travel to sunny destinations, and you don’t even need the shots! Enjoy with chocolate for full effect.

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Text: Susan Jessen Spiele


Eloquent, compelling and atmospheric

Bereft

By Chris Womersley

Quinn Walker returns from the Great War to the New South Wales town of Flint: the birthplace he fled ten years earlier accused of a heinous act. He takes to the surrounding hills and meets a young girl, Sadie, and learns what he must do next.


Gripping, clever and satisfying

Secrets of the tides

By Hannah Richel

The Tides are a family with dark secrets. Haunted by the events of one tragic day ten years ago, they each struggle. When the youngest daughter falls pregnant, she returns home to find out what really happened on the Dorset beach.


Quirky, big-hearted and fun

Mobile Library

By David Whitehouse

Twelve-year-old Bobby lives with an abusive father and surrounded by bullies. Then he meets Val and her daughter, and during a magical Summer, they explore the books in the mobile library that Val cleans. When trouble comes, they take to the road in the mobile library.


Eerie, chilling and subtle

Arrowood

By Laura McHugh

Arrowood is a grand historical house and Arden´s childhood home. She returns ten years after her younger twin sisters were abducted, never to be seen again. Arden is determined to establish what really happened to her sisters that traumatic summer.


Did you know?

Most of us sing quite brilliantly in the shower, but we clam up when we are in company! However, at the International Karaoke Night at Roskilde Library Friday 20th of March at 19.00, you can let your inner star out. You don’t have to sing, but if you do, we will provide courage through our bar. See you!

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