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Romance blossoms at Midsomer Norton Library

By council_spoke  |  Posted: January 29, 2013

Janet Tanner

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A well-loved local novelist 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 week.

Janet Tanner, has had more than 20 novels published under her own name and also writes under the name of Amelia Carr and other pseudonyms. She will give a talk on Tuesday 5 February, from 7pm to 8pm, as part of the Council's "After Hours" programme of events designed to promote the wider use of libraries.

Janet lives in Radstock and uses her own Somerset mining community background as inspiration for some of her novels – many of which are multi-generational sagas. She has twice been shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists' Association awards. She also writes historical and Gothic novels and has been described as "a master of the Gothic genre" by the American trade publication 'Booklist'.

Councillor David Dixon (Lib-Dem, Oldfield), Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, said: "We're delighted to celebrate a local success story by welcoming Janet Tanner to Midsomer Norton Library on 5 February.

"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 Janet's popular books can be picked up from your local library but this opportunity to meet her in person should not be missed!"

Janet Tanner's books have also been translated into many other languages and she has been published all over the world. Before she became a highly successful novelist she was a prolific writer of short stories and serials, with hundreds of stories appearing in various magazines and publications worldwide.

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.

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