• Michèle at Overton

And the Winner is ...

How time flies when you're busy! We've been juggling so many things at Timberbooks recently that we've not found time to let you know about them 'till now. The catch-up starts here ...


We've been collaborating with Marie and her wonderful team at the Harbour Arts Centre in Irvine, and we're thrilled to announce that we'll be hosting a pop-up bookshop there on the last Saturdays of April, May and June. Pop in to our 'pop-up' for hundreds of pre-loved books at affordable prices and new books by local Ayrshire authors. Please see our Future Events section for more details.


Alison at the HAC ran a small Facebook teaser to win a £10 Timberbooks voucher to spend at one of these HAC bookshops. We drew out a name this week, and the winner is ...


The teaser asked for people's favourite books and answers included:


From Melanie Nolan: "Shadow of the Wind, beautifully written and even more amazing when it's a translation!"











From Emma Brown: "A Little Life is definitely a favourite"











From Lisa Harris: "Ilona Andrews - Magic Rises (though any of the Kate Daniels series)"











From David Mclaughlan: "For the sheer beauty of the writing JM Barrie's A Window in Thrums. The book that had the biggest effect on me is quite politically incorrect these days - Robert Heinlein's Stranger in a Strange Land"











Other choices included Anne of Green Gables (from Elspeth Pyper), Heidi (from Siobhian Queen), and (also one of my own top ten) 84 Charing Cross Road by Helen Hanff; as Barbara McKeen notes "It's a beautiful view into a different time and world"











For anyone wondering, my own favourites since childhood are The Narnia Chronicles by CS Lewis. But the book which provoked the greatest emotional response from me was The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks. I wept buckets! Absolutely beautiful but emotionally draining.












Many thanks to Alison for organising this - and to all of you who took the time to share your favourites with us; we hope to see you all at the HAC in the next few months.

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