Libraries in the North West of England are promoting romantic fiction.
How great is that?
In partnership with the Romantic Novelists’ Association, and sponsored by Bertrams, their PURE PASSION initiative, aims to bring to the attention of readers in the North West of England “some of the best contemporary Romantic Fiction available to borrow from your public library”.
Authors being promoted include Elizabeth Chadwick, Neil Gaiman, Linda Gillard, Shirley Hailstock, Kate Harrison, Erica James, Annie Proulx, Eileen Ramsay and, um, Liz Fielding. I’ll be visiting the north-west later this year for an author event – don’t worry, I’ll give you all plenty of notice -- but meantime for anyone close enough to take part, I’m flagging up the Wigan Words Festival on Monday 16th April. If you’re within striking distance, please give it your support.
For details of this initative or, if you’d like to recommend your own favourite romantic read to others, follow the link to Pure Passion on Time to Read
I'll be featuring all the books on the list in my blog over the next week or two.
And now for my "Library Champion" soapbox bit:
Books in libraries are a shrinking resource. If the demand isn’t there, the service with wither and die, so --
USE YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY!
TELL YOUR LIBRARIAN ABOUT BOOKS YOU’VE LOVED SO THAT THEY CAN PASS ON THE WORD!
IF YOU DON’T SEE YOUR FAVOURITE AUTHOR’S BOOKS ON THE STACKS, ASK YOUR LIBRARIAN TO FIND YOU A COPY!