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The Librarian

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
*A Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller*

'Vickers sees with a clear eye and writes with a light hand; she's a presence worth cherishing in the ranks of modern novelists.' Philip Pullman

In 1958, Sylvia Blackwell, fresh from one of the new post-war Library Schools, takes up a job as children's librarian in a run down library in the market town of East Mole.

Her mission is to fire the enthusiasm of the children of East Mole for reading. But her love affair with the local married GP, and her befriending of his precious daughter, her neighbour's son and her landlady's neglected grandchild, ignite the prejudices of the town, threatening her job and the very existence of the library with dramatic consequences for them all.

The Librarian is a moving testament to the joy of reading and the power of books to change and inspire us all.

'Underneath the delightful patina of nostalgia for post-War England, there are stern and spiky questions about why we are allowing our children to be robbed of their heritage of story.' Frank Cottrell Boyce

'Vickers has a formidable knack for laying open the human heart' Sunday Times

Genre: Literary Fiction

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April 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Librarian: The Top 10 Sunday Times Bestseller
Author(s): Salley Vickers
ISBN: 0-241-32173-5 / 978-0-241-32173-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Viking
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November 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Librarian: The Top 10 Sunday Times Bestseller
Author(s): Salley Vickers
ISBN: 0-241-33023-8 / 978-0-241-33023-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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April 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Librarian: The Top 10 Sunday Times Bestseller
Author(s): Salley Vickers
ISBN: 0-241-33021-1 / 978-0-241-33021-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Viking
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April 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Librarian
Author(s): Salley Vickers
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April 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Librarian
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April 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Librarian
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March 2019 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Librarian
Author(s): Salley Vickers
ISBN: 1-5288-6558-8 / 978-1-5288-6558-6 (UK edition)
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April 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Librarian: The Top 10 Sunday Times Bestseller
Author(s): Salley Vickers
Publisher: Penguin
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