This year, we encouraged everyone to come together to read one of our two favourite recently published books as part of this year’s festival plans. The Big Read has now ended, but we’d still love you to read the books and let us know what you thought!
“I have always believed there is magic in libraries, this belief inspired ’The Girl Who Became A Tree’ a tale about journeys, about other worlds and those we miss and the power of books to bridge all three. I can’t wait to interact with readers as part of The Big Read” – Joseph Coelho
“To keep our bodies strong we eat and exercise, to keep our minds sharp we read and talk about what to read.” – Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
Borrow print or e-books from the library:
The Girl Who Became a Tree:
The First Woman:
- You can borrow the eBook on BorrowBox here
- You can borrow the eAudiobook on BorrowBox here
- And you can order a copy from your local library here
The Litfest Big Read is supported by the Richard and Elizabeth Wilson Charitable Trust and the Duchy of Lancaster Benevolent Fund.