The Library

by Bella Osborne

Modern and Contemporary Fiction Literary Fiction

The Library Synopsis

Tom is a teenager and blends into the background of life. After a row with his dad, and facing an unhappy future at the dog food factory, he escapes to the library. Tom unwittingly ends up with a bagful of romance novels and comes under the suspicion of Maggie.

Maggie is a pensioner and has been happily alone for ten years, at least that's what she tells herself. When Tom comes to her rescue a friendship develops that could change her life. As Maggie helps Tom to stand up for himself, Tom helps Maggie realise the mistakes of her past don't have to define her future.

They each set out to prove that the library isn't just about books - it's the heart of their community.

Together they discover some things are worth fighting for.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781801100489
Publication date: 6th January 2022
Author: Bella Osborne
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 384 pages
Primary Genre Modern and Contemporary Fiction
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Bella Osborne Press Reviews

'A touching story of a friendship between a troubled teenager, a yoga-practising farming woman in her seventies and a local library. A delight' -- Sunday Times

bestselling author Katie Fforde 'Such a heart-warming and thought-provoking novel! The Library is a touching tale of true friendship, overcoming adversity... and the genuine joy books can bring to our lives' -- Jill Mansell

'The Library is heart-rending and inspiring in equal measures. A wonderful story of the triumphs of community over bureaucracy. I adored it!' -- Celia Anderson

'I absolutely loved this book. Heart-warming with genuine characters, the plot pulled me in and I was rooting for the library every step of the way. A great tonic for the times and highly recommended!' -- Talli Roland

'Beautifully and sensitively written, the characterisation is superb' -- Sue Moorcroft

'A story that was deeply moving, and ultimately uplifting ... Definitely recommended - it was one of my best reads this year' -- Janet Gover

'Absolutely LOVED IT! It's Bella's best book yet! A glorious heartfelt novel' -- Christie Barlow

'The Library is a beautifully uplifting story full of wit, warmth and tender moments, with community at its heart and characters you truly care about' -- Cressida McLaughlin

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