The next storyteller to take over the reading chair at our free monthly Book Club on Saturday, 16th December, is the award-winning author, Lindsay Littleson, a former teacher from Glasgow who has written nine books, including her latest, Euro Spies, which was published in April this year.
The aim of the Book Club is to encourage a love for reading, the joy of discovering new books and the chance for visitors to the shopping centre to meet different authors each month.
It follows on from the installation of our free book recycling vending machine to enable people to swap their favourite novels.
Previous authors who have been welcomed at the Book Club include Linda Erskine, Justin Davies and last month, the multi award-winning author and illustrator Catherine Rayner, who has just launched her 21st book, Molly, Olive and Dexter – The Guessing Game.
Lindsay, who began writing for children in 2014 and won the Kelpies Prize for her first children’s novel, The Mixed-Up Summer of Lily McLean, will be taking over the reading chair at the Book Club on Saturday, 16th December at 12noon and 2pm.
Her novel, Guardians of the Wild Unicorns, was published in 2019 and was nominated for the Carnegie Medal and shortlisted for both the Stockton Children’s Book Prize and East Sussex Children’s Book Prize.
Her WW1 novel Shell Hole was shortlisted for the Dundee Great War Children’s Book Prize, which inspired her to write another two historical books, A Pattern of Secrets, set in Victorian Paisley and The Titanic Detective Agency.
On the day at 12noon Lindsay will be reading extracts from her latest novels, Euro Spies and The Rewilders, which was long listed for the 2022 SPARK! School Book Award. Both are aimed at 8 - 12 year olds.
At 2pm the author will be reading her favourite festive book, Santa Trap by Jonathan Emmett, aimed at 4 – 7 years – Christmas attire is encouraged!