The War Memorial Library in Hudson is a non-profit registered charity providing a subscription library of printed and digital materials, primarily in the English language, to the residents of Hudson, Quebec and surrounding communities.Operated by volunteers, the Library is self-financing through membership fees, donations and fund raising activities. The Library in turn donates, to local charities, funds in excess of its own needs.The building and the Library serve as a memorial to those in Hudson who served in the Canadian Armed Forces.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

October - Fiction and Non-Fiction

Anxious People 
Fredrik Backman

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American Dirt   Jeanine Cummins
The Pull of the Stars   Emma Donoghue 🍁
Five Little Indians   Michelle Good 🍁
Rabbit Foot Bill   Helen Humphreys 🍁
The Company We Keep   Frances Itani 🍁
The Jane Austen Society   Natalie Jenner 🍁
The Peppermint Tea Chronicles   Alexander McCall Smith
Mayflies   Andrew O'Hagan
The Dilemma   B.A.Paris
The Book of Two Ways   Jodi Picoult
A Thousand Splendid Suns   Khaled Hosseini (Audiobook 5 Discs)
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption   Bryan Stevenson
Simply Italian   Michela Chiappa
The Secret   Rhonda Byrne ( Audiobook 4 Discs)

October - Mysteries

 Jeff Abbott

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The Unlocking Season   Gail Bowen 🍁
Troubled Blood   Robert Galbraith
The Gilded Cage   Camilla Lackberg
The End of Her   Shari Lapena 🍁
Broken Ground   Val McDermid
All the Devils Are Here   Louise Penny
Long Shadows   Ian Rankin
The Silent Wife   Karin Slaughter
One by One   Ruth Ware
A Wanted Man   Lee Child (Audiobook 5 Discs)
Life Sentences   Laura Lippman (Audiobook 9 Discs)

Sunday, September 27, 2020

September - Mysteries

The Guest List 
Lucy Foley 

The Accident on the A35   Raymond Brunet
Worst Case Scenario   Helen Fitzgerald
Invisible Blood   Maxim Jakubowski
Bury the Lead   Archer Mayor
A Bitter Truth   Charles Todd
A Forgotten Place   Charles Todd

September - Fiction and Non-Fiction

Whistle in the Dark   
Emma Healey


Lost Lake   Sarah Addison Allen
All We Left Behind   Danielle R Graham 🍁
The Song of Achilles   Madeline Miller
Hamnet & Judith   Maggie O'Farrell
The Choice   Nicholas Sparks ( Audiobook 4 CDs )
On Immunity   Eula Bliss
Dog Poems   Louise Carson

September - Children's Books

Helen Oswald

Changes for Kit   American Girl ( Valerie Tripp)
Really Truly Ruthie   American Girl (Valerie Tripp)
Kailey   American Girl Today
The Penderwicks at Last   Jeanne Birdsall
Enemies of the Ninja   Julia March 
Ninja Training   Catherine Saunders
Ninja, Go!   Catherine Saunders
AstΓ©rix et la Transitalique   Goscinny & Uderzo
A Day at the Zoo
Miss Brooks Loves Books (and I don't)   Barbara Bottner
The Name Jar   Yangsook Choi
That's Not Funny Bunny!   Bethany Rose Hines
Fox Family Adventures   Bobbie Kalman
Blended   Sharon M Draper
HaddiX#1: Among the Hidden   Margaret Peterson
HaddiX#2: Among the Imposters   Margaret Peterson
HaddiX#3: Among the Betrayed   Margaret Peterson
90 Days of Different   Eric Walters 🍁
Safe as Houses   Eric Walters 🍁

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Adapted Library Services in Times of COVID-19

The library is offering a service of contactless loans to its members, available by appointment only, effective August 8th. 
You will be able to:
  • return borrowed items in a book drop box
  • request available items online via email
  • pick up available items you requested
    • by appointment, on Saturday afternoons only, at the time you have been allocated
When should borrowed items be returned?  
On Saturday afternoons, in the drop box located on the front stairs of the library.
How to request items remotely?
By email to  Make sure you request up to five books and/or four DVDs.  We will do our best to fulfill your order and provide you with a maximum of three books and/or two DVDs requested per order. 
  • Click on “Online Search” under WAR MEMORIAL LIBRARY CATALOGUE (right side of this blog page).
  • Include the call number of each item, the title as well as the author (if applicable).
  • Indicate the time slot of your choice on Saturday.
    • early afternoon (noon - 2:00) or mid-afternoon (2:00 - 4:00)
    • your time slot will be confirmed by email on Friday
  • Submit your order by email to no later than Tuesday at midnight.
    • You must submit your order by Tuesday, August 4th, for the first pick up on Saturday, August 8th.
Library volunteer staff will confirm by email on Friday the time your order will be ready to be picked up on Saturday. 

What to expect during your appointment?
Come to the library at your allocated time.  If you arrive late or miss your appointment, we will have to reschedule your appointment in order to ensure everyone's safety.  Unfortunately, the books will be re-shelved and you will have to resubmit your request.
  • Once you arrive at your appointed time, knock on the door and enter the vestibule to alert volunteer staff of your presence.
  • You must wear a mask upon entering and use the hand sanitizer on the shelf.
  • The volunteer will place your bag on the table located in front of the bay windows.
  • Wait until the volunteer indicates you can come through to pick up your bag and exit through the next set of doors to the outside.
Duration of loan period?
The available items you requested will be signed out in your name. 
  • Due date is 14 days for books, audiobooks and DVDs.
  • Borrowed items can be returned on Saturday afternoons in the drop box located on the front stairs of the library.
  • All returned items will be quarantined for 72 hours.
  • The library will keep your membership cards to record when items are borrowed and returned.
    • If you have not already done so, drop off your library cards on August 1st, between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm, in order to place an order for pick up on August 8th.  Otherwise, you can drop them off on any Saturday.  
    • We cannot fulfill an order until we have your cards on file at the library.
    •  NOTE: If you still have any outstanding books to be returned, you can deposit them in the drop box on the front stairs when you drop off your library cards on August 1st.
NOTE:  All memberships have been extended by four months.

How is the safety of our patrons and volunteer staff ensured?
  • Volunteers will be practicing physical distancing; both patrons and volunteers will be wearing masks. 
  • Regular cleaning and handwashing will be routine throughout the library shift.
  • We recommend washing your hands after handling library materials.
  • The library remains closed to the public. 
  • We are unable to accept donations at this time.

Monday, July 27, 2020

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

May - DVDs

Call the Midwife   Season 8

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The Durrells in Corfu   Season 4
In the Dark   Season 1
Jojo Rabbit
Little Women
Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love
The Song of Names
Vera   Season 4

May - Fiction

Grown Ups
Marion Keyes

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Bone Black   Carol Rose Goldeneagle 🍁
The Kingfisher Secret   Anonymous

May - Mysteries

A Dream of Death
Connie Berry

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A Dangerous Man   Robert Crais
Fair Game   Annette Dashofy
The Good Killer   Harry Dolan
The Killing lll   David Hewson
The Museum of Desire   Jonathan Kellerman
Lazarus   Lars Kepler
The July Locks   Phoebe Locke
Cold Bones   David Mark
Scorched Earth   David Mark
Throw Me to the Wolves   Patrick McGuiness
Long Bright River   Liz Moore
Death in the East   Abir Mukherjee
Bury Them Deep   James Oswald
When It's Time for Leaving   Ang Pompano
Crooked River   Douglas Preston
Your Life is Mine   Nathan Ripley 🍁
Blood & Sugar   Laura Shepherd - Robinson
Critical Incidents   Lucie Whitehouse
The Border   Don Winslow

Monday, June 29, 2020

Collecting Items - Saturday, July 4

In our ongoing process of planning for a possible reopening we are reaching out to our members who were unable to return books and DVDs on our two collection days. We are setting up another day to try to collect as many of the remaining items as possible so that we may move forward.

We will again be collecting items on Saturday, July 4, from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. As before, there will be bags and bins available for you to place your books, DVDs and library cards in outside the library doors.

Thank you.

Friday, June 19, 2020

April - Mysteries

The Third to Die 
Allison Brennan

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Fatal Cajun Festival   Ellen Byron
Perfect Silence   Helen Fields
The Missing Ones   Edwin Hill
Metropolis   Philip Kerr
A Deadly Divide   Ausma Zehanat Khan 🍁
A Matter of Malice   Thomas King 🍁
One Night Gone   Tara Laskowski
Murder Once Removed   S.C.Perkins
Last Day   Luanne Rice
The Murder List   Hank Ryan
Near Enemy   Adam Sternbergh
A Divided Loyalty   Charles Todd
Staging is Murder   Grace Topping
The Resistance Man   Martin Walker

April - Children's Books

The Wizard's Wand 
Geronimo Stilton

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Lift and Look Pirates   Pam Beasant
See Inside Pirate Ships   Rob Lloyd
Chrissa   Mary Casanova
Grace    Mary Casanova

April - Fiction and Non-Fiction

A Friend is a Gift You Give Yourself 
William Boyle

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The Escape Room   Megan Goldin
A Small Revolution in Germany   Philip Hensher
The Sparsholt Affair   Alan Hollinghurst
Sleeping Beauties  Stephen King
Longing for Yesterday   Debbie Macomber
Sisters by Choice   Susan Mallery
Saturdays at Noon   Rachel Marks
Strange Hotel   Elmear McBride
The Cockroach   Ian McEwan
Titans   Leila Meacham
Weather   Jenny Offill
Foe   Iain Reid 🍁
Here We Are   Graham Swift
Mum & Dad   Joanna Trollope
The Sad Part Was   Prabda Yoon
The Volunteer   Jack Fairweather
Comfort Food

Monday, April 27, 2020

Sunday, April 26, 2020

March - DVDs


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After the War with Hannelore
The Bridge   Series 2
Doc Martin   Series 9
The Good Liar
The Souvenir
Victoria   Season 3

March - Children's Books

Because of the Rabbit 
Cynthia Lord

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Jake and Lily   Jerry Spinelli
The Squirrels who Squabbled   Rachel Bright
The Terrible Horrible Smelly Pirate   Carrie Muller 🍁
Little Bear and the Butterflies   Susan Quinn
Never Enough Hockey   Gilles Tibo
Guardians of Ga'Hoole#3: The Rescue   Katherine Lasky
Guardians of Ga'Hoole#4: The Siege   Katherine Lasky
Almost Identical   Lin Oliver
The Ruby in the Smoke   Philip Pullman
The Shadow in the North   Philip Pullman
The Gossip File   Anna Staniszewski
The Prank List   Anna Staniszewski
The Truth Game   Anna Staniszewski

March - Non-Fiction

Seven Fallen Feathers 
Tanya Talaga

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The Fifth Risk   Michael Lewis
A Caregiver's Guide   Judith McCann-Beranger
Women in Clothes
South and West   Joan Didion
A Very English Scandal   John Preston
Riding the Elephant   Catharine McKenty

March - Fiction

One Way or Another 
Elizabeth Adler

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My Sister the Serial Killer   Oyinkan Braithwaite
The Secret Chord   Geraldine Brooks
The Night Tiger   Yangsze Choo
Future Home of the Living God   Louise Erdich
The Book of Polly   Kathy Hepinstall
The Mirror and the Light   Hilary Mantel
Christmas at the Vinyl Cafe   Stuart McLean 🍁
A Trial in Venice   Roberta Rich 🍁
Three Daughters of Eve   Elif Shafa
The Turn of Midnight   Minette Walters
Reproduction   Ian Williams 🍁
The Swimmer   Joakim Zander
The Stranger Diaries   Elly Griffiths

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Library - Annual General Meeting Postponed

The Annual General Meeting is scheduled to be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, April 22, at 60 Elm, Hudson, Quebec.

Library members are welcome to attend to vote for the Board of Directors and to get a progress report on library activities.

NOTE:  Given the current guidelines issued by the provincial government regarding COVID-19, this meeting may have to be rescheduled.  We will keep you informed of further developments.

Friday, March 20, 2020

April Book Sale

COVID-19 - Given the guidelines issued by the provincial government, library operations were suspended March 16 until further notice.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Temporarily Closed - No Book Donations

Given library operations are suspended, no book donations will be accepted until further notice.

Sunday, March 15, 2020

The Write Stuff - Isabella Hammad

Isabella Hammad was born in London and obtained her undergraduate degree in English Language and Literature from Oxford University. She also holds an MFA in fiction. She published her first novel The Parisian in 2019 and the library has just acquired a copy. The novel follows a young Palestinian dreamer, Midhat Kamal,who picks his way across a fractured world, ( just after the first world war) from the shifting politics of the Middle East to the dinner tables of Montpelier.The character of Kamal is based on Hammad's great-grandfather. This is an intensely human story set amidst a global conflict, The Parisian is historical fiction with a remarkable contemporary voice. To visit Hammad online click here

Temporarily Closed

Given the guidelines issued by the provincial government regarding COVID-19, we feel it is prudent for the library to remain closed during this worldwide health crisis.  Being many of our patrons and volunteers are in the at-risk population, it is our social responsibility to do our part to follow the guidelines.
Until we resume regular operating hours, no overdue fines will be charged.
Please note the Bunker will also be closed during this period.  
We will keep you updated on developments as circumstances warrant.   

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Hudson Box Office (HBO) - Peaky Blinders

Peaky Blinders is a British period crime television series set in Birmingham, England just after the First World War, and follows the exploits of the Shelby crime family. The family is loosely based on a real 19th century youth gang who were active in the city from the 1890s to the early twentieth century. Peaky Blinders has received praise for it's writing, acting, visuals and stylish cinematography. It won best Drama TV Series at the 2018 Bafta awards. It features a stellar cast including, Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory and Paul Anderson, and the library has just acquired the first series.For more details click here.

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Murder Ink - Gilly Macmillan

Gilly Macmillan is the internationally bestselling author of five novels. A former art historian and photographer, Gilly studied at Bristol University and the Courtauld Institute of Art in London.
Gilly’s novels have appeared on the New York Times, Sunday Times, Globe & Mail and Der Spiegel bestseller lists, been translated into over 20 languages and sold over one million copies worldwide.
The library has all her books in its collection, including her most recent The Nanny.  “In this compulsively readable tale of secrets, lies, and deception, Gilly Macmillan explores the darkest impulses and desires of the human heart. Diabolically clever, The Nanny reminds us that sometimes the truth hurts so much you’d rather hear the lie.”
Macmillan lives in Bristol, UK, with her husband and their three children.  To visit her online, click here.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Technology Help Desk - Tip #10

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February - DVDs


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The Biggest Little Farm
The French Canadian πŸ
Puss in Boots
Marcella   Season 2
Peaky Blinders   Series 1
Poldark   Season 5
X Company   Season 3

February - Children's Books

Tiger in Trouble
Kelly Milner Halls

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Crocodile Encounters   Brady Barr
Best Babysitters Ever #1   Caroline Cala
Best Babysitters Ever #2   Caroline Cala
Asterix and the Big Fight   Goscinny & Uderzo
Asterix and the Falling Sky   Goscinny & Uderzo
Mr and Mrs Bunny- Detectives Extraordinaire   Polly Horvath 🍁
Dog Diaries: Stubby   Kate Klimo
You are the First Kid on Mars   Patrick O'Brien
Extreme Rainforest   Lucie Parker
You Wouldn't Want to be a Medieval Knight   Fiona Macdonald
Artist to Artist   Fiona Macdonald
The Potty Book for Boys   Alyssa Capucilli
Animals Found in Tropical Forests   Genevieve DeBecker
Animals Found on the Farm   Genevieve DeBecker
Animals Found on the Grassland   Genevieve DeBecker
Mes Questions aux Dinosaures   Julie Bruce
Ou est Max?   Mary Packard
The Marrow Thieves   Cherie Dimaline
The Enemy Above   Michael Spradin
Religion   Myrtle Langley
The Boy's Body Book   Kelli Dunham

February - Non-Fiction

Megan Phelps-Roper

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The Reinvention of Humanity   Charles King
Tough Love   Susan Rice
Catch and Kill   Ronan Farrow
The Diary of a Bookseller   Shaun Bythell
The 4 Pillar Plan   Rangan Chatterjee
Fly Girls   Keith O'Brian
Into the Planet : My Life as a Cave Diver   Jill Heinerth 🍁
Friends of the Macdonnell-Williamson House   Elizabeth Muir 🍁
Beyond the Trees   Adam Shoalts 🍁
The Unwomanly Face of War   Svetlana Alexievich
Heartbeat of Wounded Knee   David Treur
Can't Hurt Me   David Goggins
We Have Always Been Here   Samra Habib 🍁
The Last Black Unicorn   Tiffany Haddish
Just Boris   Sonia Purnell
Inheritance: A Memoir   Dani Shapiro
From the Ashes   Jesse Thistle 🍁
The Cut Out Girl  Bart Van Es
Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister   Jung Chang

February - Mysteries

The Doll's House 

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Little Boy Blue   M.J.Arlidge
Agent X   Noah Boyd
The Nanny   Gilly MacMillan
The 13-Minute Murder   James Patterson
The Midnight Line   Lee Child (Large Print)
Never Go Back   Lee Child (Large Print)

February - Fiction

The Trouble with Lexie
Jessica Anya Blau

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The Girls with No Names   Serena Burdick
Watching You Without Me   Lynn Coady 🍁
Small Game Hunting at Local Coward Gun Club  Megan Gail Coles 🍁
Disoriental   Negar Djavadi
Radicalized   Cory Doctorow 🍁
Akin   Emma Donoghue 🍁
The Dress in the Window   Sofia Grant
The Parisian   Isabella Hammand
The Room on Rue Amelie   Kristin Harmel
Mr Flood's Last Resort   Jess Kid
The Bridge to Belle Island   Julie Klassen
Agent Running in the Field   John LeCarre
Patience   Toby Litt
Evermore   Alyson Noel
The Cows   Dawn O'Porter
So Lucky   Dawn O'Porter
Lanny   Max Porter
Book Of Dust, Book 1, La Belle Sauvage   Philip Pullman
The Tiger in the House   Jacqueline Sheehan
The Rosie Result   Graeme Simision
Stoner   John Williams
This is Happiness   Niall Williams
My Brilliant Friend   Elena Ferrante ( Large Print )

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

March Book Sale

The March Book Sale starts at 2:30 pm on Monday, March 2nd, and runs until Saturday, March 7th.  Antique books and General Interest titles are featured.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

The Write Stuff - Dawn Tripp

Dawn Tripp was born in Massachusetts and educated at Harvard University. She has written three award-winning novels and several essays. The library has just acquired a copy of her novel Georgia, about the American master painter Georgia O' Keeffe and her love affair with the photographer Alfred Steiglitz. In this novel of passion, betrayal and art, Georgia comes alive as never before. Tripp lives in Massachusetts with her husband and two sons. For more details click here

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Hudson Box Office (HBO) - Jack Ryan

Jack Ryan is an American political thriller spy web television series, based on characters from the fictional "Ryanverse" created by Tom Clancy. John Krasinski stars in the title role as a marine veteran and CIA analyst who is wrenched from his desk job, after discovering a string of dubious bank transfers, carried out by a rising Islamic extremist. The library has just acquired the first season. For more details click here.

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Murder Ink - Ragnar JΓ³nasson

Ragnar JΓ³nasson was born in Reykjavik, Iceland, where he works as a writer and a lawyer.
The library has just acquired Rupture, the fourth book in the bestselling Dark Iceland series.  
-- It's 1955. Two young couples move to the uninhabited, isolated fjord of Hedinsfjordur. Their stay ends abruptly when one of the women meets her death in mysterious circumstances. The case is never solved. Fifty years later an old photograph comes to light, and it becomes clear that the couple may not have been alone on the fjord after all.... --
Remember to use the Suggestion Book at the Front Desk if you would like to read more of his novels.
JΓ³nasson lives in Reykjavik.  To visit him online, click here.

Monday, January 27, 2020

Technology Help Desk - Tip #9

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January - Non-Fiction

Susie's Senior Dogs 
Erin Stanton

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Understanding Tourette Syndrome   Carlotta Zanaboni Dina
Fresh   Anna Olsen 🍁
The Grand Tour   Agatha Christie
The World's Most Travelled Man   Mike Spencer Bown
The Soul of America   Jon Meacham
My (Part-Time) Paris Life   Lisa Anselmo
Rebel Prince (Prince Charles)   Tom Bower
Distilled   Charles Bronfman 🍁
Paris in Love   Eloisa James
The Bright Hour   Nina Riggs
Prince Charles   Sally Bedell Smith

January - DVDs

Downton Abbey

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The Abenaki: People of the Dawn
Air Strike
Amazing Grace
Blinded by the Light
Indian Summers Season 2
Jack Ryan
Line of Duty Series 5

January - Fiction

The Swans of 5th Avenue 
Melanie Benjamin

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What I Loved   Siri Hustvedt
Blessing in Disguise   Danielle Steel
The Good Fight   Danielle Steel
Georgia   Dawn Tripp
Nothing to See Here   Kevin Wilson

January - Mysteries

After the Crash 
Michel Bussi

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Jack of Spies   David Downing
The Sentence is Death   Anthony Horowitz
Rupture   Ragnar Jonasson
Night Film   Marisha Pessi
Grantchester: Sidney Chambers and the Forgiveness of Sins   James Runcie

Monday, January 20, 2020

February Book Sale

The February Book Sale starts at 2:30 pm on Monday, February 3rd, and runs until Saturday, February 8th.  Romance and mystery books are featured.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

The Write Stuff - Bernardine Evaristo

Bernardine Evaristo is a multi-award winning British author whose work spans many genres including novels, poetry, essays, literary criticism and radio and theatre drama. Born in South-East London to a British mother and Nigerian father, she obtained a PHD in Creative Writing from the University of London,and she is Professor of Creative Writing at Brunel University, London. The library has just acquired a copy of her 2019 Booker prize winning novel, Girl, Woman, Other. This is a "fusion fiction" novel which follows the stories of twelve black British woman aged 19-93. They span a variety of cultural backgrounds, sexualities, classes and occupations as they tell the stories of themselves, their families, friends and lovers , across the country and through the years. It was also one of Barack Obama's favourite novels of 2019. Evaristo lives in london with her husband. To visit her online click here.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Meditation Class

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Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Murder Ink - Lexie Elliott

Lexie Elliott grew up in Scotland and graduated from Oxford University, where she obtained a doctorate in theoretical physics. She worked for an investment bank in London for eight years and after losing her job during the Global Financial Crisis, began working part-time in fund management in the City of London. The rest of her time is spent writing, or thinking about writing, and juggling family life and sport.

The library acquired her debut novel The French Girl.
Elliott lives in London with her husband and two sons. To visit her online, click here.