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The Librarian
The Librarian | Salley Vickers
A charmingly subversive novel about a library in 1950s England, by the acclaimed author of The Cleaner of Chartres Sylvia Blackwell, a young woman in her twenties, moves to East Mole, a quaint market town in middle England, to start a new job as a children's librarian. But the apparently pleasant town is not all it seems. Sylvia falls in love with an older man - but it's her connectionto his precocious young daughter and her neighbours' son which will change her life and put them, the library and her job under threat. How does the library alter the young children's lives and how do the children fare as a result of the books Sylvia introduces them to?
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Magslhalliday
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Pickpick

Enjoyable story of how much one person can change the lives of many over the course of just a year. Like so much set in the 1950s, it reminds me of a Pym novel with the juicy bits added in.

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Brooke_H
The Librarian | Salley Vickers
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Mehso-so

Meh. I loved the parts with the adorably quaint tiny village library. But Sylvia is kind of bland and full of terrible choices. The abrupt "Part 2" was totally unnecessary.

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Birdsong28
The Librarian | Salley Vickers
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Pickpick

Good. Nice charming story about the power of reading especially during your childhood, loved the references to many wonderful children books. Sometimes the cast of characters got confusing. Also portrays the nostalgia of small village community in the 1950's.

#Penquin
#PenquinRandomHouse
@PenguinPublishing
@penguinrandomhouse

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TheEllieMo
The Librarian | Salley Vickers
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I am posting one book per day from my extensive to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it, I just do. Some will be old, some will be new. Don‘t judge me - I have a lot of books. Join the fun if you want.
This is day 217
#BooksToRead #TBRPile #TBRMountain

rubyslippersreads This is on my TBR list too. 2y
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TheEllieMo
The Librarian | Salley Vickers
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OriginalCyn620 💚💚💚 2y
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alisonrose
The Librarian | Salley Vickers
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Woohoo! I had to take the test I think 5 times before I passed it, and then it was a couple months of waiting after that, but I‘m finally a Goodreads librarian! Now I can make corrections for books I‘m reading as well as helping others with their requests. I like things to be accurate on GR for all of us books-and-stats nerds 🤓📚

Chrissyreadit 🌟🎉🥳🌞💫✨ 3y
LiteraryinLawrence Congrats! You‘re going to do a great job!! 3y
Cinfhen That‘s amazing!! Congrats 🎉🙌🏻❣️💐💕 3y
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revenge4porgy How do I become a librarian on Good reads? 3y
alisonrose @revenge4porgy You have to apply and take a quiz and pass it with a certain score. Go to goodreads.com/about/apply_librarian - that should take you to the quiz 3y
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AmyLarge
The Librarian | Salley Vickers
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Panpan

I found this book... Frustrating. It just seemed to highlight the nasty, petty nature of pretty much every character in the village. Even worse, a lot of the misfortunes of the children we meet seem to stem directly from their introduction to the children's library, and spunky librarian, Sylvia. Was relieved to finally get to the end of this one....

Crazeedi Librarians should NEVER be dissed!!! 4y
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Laru79
The Librarian | Salley Vickers
Mehso-so

I met Salley Vickers so was reading a signed copy of this which is always nice but the book left me kind of flat. I liked the sweet reunion at the end, but really I felt that the whole book didn‘t properly deal with any of the issues. My favourite but was when Sylvia told Hugh to F off!!

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Laru79
The Librarian | Salley Vickers
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From a non-fiction about libraries to a fiction about a librarian, which I might have to rush as it‘s for my book club on Saturday!! I met Salley Vickers when she came to my library to talk about this and she was very nice and full of praise for books and libraries!

rather_be_reading love that! 4y
Laru79 It‘s a great quote to start with! 4y
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TheSpineView
The Librarian | Salley Vickers
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melsimpson
The Librarian | Salley Vickers
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Am a couple of chapters in and enjoying it so far. I loved Miss Garnet's Angel and Mr Golightly's Holiday back in the day so I have high hopes for this ... ❤📚

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MrBook
The Librarian | Salley Vickers
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A colleague shared this with me 😂👏🏻👍🏻👍🏻...

#LitsyLovesLibraries

readingjedi Good story, but who's surprised?! 😉😉🤣 4y
Skyrimir This speaks to me. I emailed an indie bookstore I went to for a signing about a book I saw and got the cover sent to me the next day. Superhuman! 4y
SiriuslyWeasley We are wizards in cardigans. 🤣 4y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa What I love about Litsy, great post and the first three comments are by Jedis, Skyrim, and Weasleys! 4y
Linda_Bloodworth_Author That's impressive. 4y
ravenlee What‘s your superpower? I‘m a librarian/bookseller! 4y
Slajaunie Love and admire librarians! 💚📖📚🥰 4y
Slajaunie Would love to own my own bookstore!! Dream job! 📚📚📚📚💚💚 4y
Lindy I want to know what book it was. Will it inspire Jon Klassen‘s next book? 4y
BookBabe That‘s awesome! 🙌🏻 4y
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Birdsong28
The Librarian | Salley Vickers
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Limited time on this price

TrishB Have you read this one? Not very good reviews. 4y
Birdsong28 @trishb I have got the print copy but not got round to it 😂 but the story intrigued me and it was Waterstones pick of the Month in November so that has to count for something. It's a win win at this price tho 4y
TrishB I got it for same reasoning 😁 4y
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RedLeaves
The Librarian | Salley Vickers
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1958, Sylvia is the town's new children's librarian and is on a mission to get the town's children excited about books and reading. However, her affair with the married GP and her befriending of his daughter and her landlady's neglected granddaughter ignite the prejudices of the locals, threatening her job and the library itself.

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Moray_Reads
The Librarian | Salley Vickers
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Mehso-so

Very much a so-so for me. Neither the writing not the story did anything that felt new but a pleasant enough read. Hated the last part though, it felt as if Vickers didn't know what to do with her characters and tacked on a forced ending to tie everything up.

charl08 I agree. 4y
rubyslippersreads Oh no! I bought this one just for the gorgeous cover! 😏 4y
Moray_Reads @rubyslippersreads it is gorgeous. In a different mood I might have liked it more! 4y
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Birdsong28
The Librarian | Salley Vickers
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Anyone read this? It's #Waterstones pick for November but I wanna know if it's any good, sounds it.

Tamra I have it TBR. 4y
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scripturient
The Librarian | Salley Vickers
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Beach reading 🤗

melissajayne Hope you aren‘t in the path of Florence. 4y
scripturient @melissajayne No worries, I‘m in Europe so far far away. But thanks for caring! 😘 4y
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scripturient
The Librarian | Salley Vickers
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My next read. Who doesn‘t like to read about libraries? 🤗

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rachaich
The Librarian | Salley Vickers
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Listening to this as I walk to work. It's great!

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MrBook
The Librarian | Salley Vickers
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After work today, @BookBabe & I headed over to my library's former director's home. That's her 😁. A recently-widowed retiring colleague (staying with her temporarily) needed Apple tech help, which is BookBabe's specialty. My colleague gave us art books from her house that she's sold & is cleaning out. 😊

3 librarians at a gorgeous rambling farmhouse deep in the Pennsylvania woods. Good times. 😎🙌🏻 We had home-made snickerdoodle cookies!

rabbitprincess I see a basket of knitting with some pretty yarn! 😄 5y
GypsyKat That sounds like a lovely visit. ❤️ 5y
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Sarah83
The Librarian | Salley Vickers
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@rubyslippersreads I think it was your parcel waiting for me at home today? 😍💖😍💖 Thank you so much. What a wonderful choice and after such a day a great surprise. 😘 Have you already read one of these beauties?

rubyslippersreads Yes, those are from me. I'm sorry they don't gift wrap. 😕 I haven't read with one, but I definitely want to. 😊 5y
Sarah83 @rubyslippersreads No problem. What I don't understand, is that they don't put a note in the envelope, who bought it... 🤷 5y
rubyslippersreads @Sarah83 I hope they at least sent one of their cute bookmarks. 😊 5y
Sarah83 @rubyslippersreads yeah. Got two ones. Alice in Wonderland and another one I don't know. 5y
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charl08
The Librarian | Salley Vickers
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Gorgeous new copy from the library. Gentle 1950s story.

LeahBergen I recently ordered this. 👏🏻 5y
batsy Lovely cover and can't resist that blurb! 5y
rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen I'm so tempted. 😄 5y
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charl08 @leahbergen i didn't like it as much as hoped, but think I'm in an odd reading mood this weekend. 5y
charl08 @batsy @rubyslippersreads it's beautifully produced, something lovely to have on the shelves or gift. 5y
LeahBergen @charl08 Oh no! I‘ll let it ripen on my shelves for a while then. 😄 5y
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TheEllieMo
The Librarian | Salley Vickers
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A day off while my car is being MOT‘d so I went to my favourite cafe, which just happens to be in my local Waterstones bookstore. Promised I would not buy another book this month (my TBR pile is already huge) but it‘s so pretty.....

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CarolynM
The Librarian | Salley Vickers
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batsy This cover 💚 5y
Cathythoughts 😁👍🏻👍🏻 5y
Mdargusch I agree. If only ... I love that cover too! 5y
emilyhaldi Ha, ain‘t that the truth 5y
Reviewsbylola Pretty. ♥️😁 5y
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