Sunday, February 27, 2011


‘Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry' is a powerful story of innocence and courage in 1930s Mississippi.

Cassie is nine and has a very strong moral code for such a young child. Day after day her family faces injustice, something Cassie finds difficult to understand. Why should she get served last in the grocery store even when she is first in line? Why can’t she get the bus to school like the other children? Most importantly, why must she keep her anger to herself and not question the way things are?

Cassie is black, and through this story, learns just what that means in a small, mixed-race, farming community.

‘Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry’ is a heart wrenching tale about one family’s struggle to defy the odds and not only survive, but to live a life of love, happiness and understanding.

'Roll of Tunder, Hear My Cry' is currenty one of our Junior Book Club reads.

Sunday, February 20, 2011


All Junior Book Club meetings have moved from Thursdays to Mondays. 

Group 3 are next to meet on Monday 28th February at 3.30pm. They'll be discussing 'Chinese Cinderella' by Adeline Yen Mah and 'Holes' by Louis Sachar.

Group 1 will be meeting on Monday 7th March at 4.30pm when 'Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry' will be put under the microscope.

Group 2 well be meeting on Monday 14th March at 3.30pm and will also be discussing 'Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry'. 

Monday, February 14, 2011


The VILLAGE BOOKS Book Club had their last meeting on the 8th of February where "The True Deceiver" by Tove Jansson was discussed. Eveyone thoroughly enjoyed it and felt it was a fabulous read. Next month they'll be discussing "When A Crocodile Eats The Sun" by Peter Godwin. The next meeting is on Tuesday the 8th March at 6.30pm in the shop.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Leopard by Jo Nesbo....We love him!

We concurr with the reviewer in The Sunday Times, that Jo Nesbo is better than Stieg Larsson.

In the depths of winter, a killer stalks the city streets. His victims are two young women, both found with twenty-four inexplicable puncture wounds, both drowned in their own blood. The crime scenes offer no clues, the media is reaching fever pitch, and the police are running out of options.

There is only one man who can help them, and he doesn't want to be found. Deeply traumatised by the snowman investigation, which threatened the lives of those he holds most dear, Inspector Harry Hole has lost himself in the squalor of Hong Kong's opium dens. But with his father seriously ill in hospital, Harry reluctantly agrees to return to Oslo.

He has no intention of working on the case, but his instinct takes over when a third victim is found brutally murdered in a city park. The victims appear completely unconnected to one another, but it's not long before Harry makes a discovery: the women all spent the night in an isolated mountain hostel. And someone is picking off the guests one by one.