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Bestselling author makes a date at Midsomer Norton Library

By council_spoke  |  Posted: October 26, 2012

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A world-renowned author will share tales of her fascinating life and career at a free event staged by Bath & North East Somerset Council in Midsomer Norton Library next month.

Lesley Pearse, writer of more than 20 books, will give a talk on Tuesday 6 November, from 7pm to 8pm, as part of the Council's "After Hours" programme of events designed to promote the wider use of libraries.

As well as being one of Britain's favourite writers, and selling more than 7 million copies of her books including "Stolen", "Belle" and, most recently "The Promise",  she also founded the Lesley Pearse Women of Courage Award in 2006 to recognise real-life heroines after inventing so many fictional ones in her stories.

Councillor David Dixon (Lib-Dem, Oldfield), Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, said: "We're delighted to welcome the phenomenally successful Lesley Pearse to Midsomer Norton Library on 6 November.

"Our 'After Hours' events give people the chance to get even more benefit from Bath & North East Somerset Council's libraries outside of their normal opening times. Many of Lesley's popular books can be picked up from your local library but this rare opportunity to meet and listen to one of Penguin Book's biggest selling authors should not be missed!"

The event is free but spaces are limited so tickets must be booked by calling Council Connect on 01225 394041or popping into Midsomer Norton Library on the High Street, next to the Holly Court Arcade.

PHOTO CREDIT: ADRIAN SHERRATT

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