World Book Night on Tuesday 23rd April.


A truly eclectic selection of eminently readable adult fiction has been selected by members of the Newport Pagnell and Olney Lions Club and the Chartwell Road Community and donated to Newport Pagnell Library to celebrate World Book Night on Tuesday 23rd April.

Included in this heavyweight mix of, mainly hardback books are titles such as “Buried in books” and “A book addict’s treasury”. Just a few of the extremely quotable quotations included in the latter are “The top of a book is the place where every bluebottle prefers to die” (George Orwell) and the truly wonderful, “some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed and some few to be chewed and digested”. (Francis Bacon).

The warden at Chartwell Road Community, Ms Debbie Babb, observed “we can never have enough books here. I agree with my hero, Henry Miller, who said” “A book lying idle on a shelf is wasted ammunition””

“My favourite? A delightful story, set in 16th century Venice, entitled “Loredana” and written by Lauro Martines. “Corruption, sex, politics and that’s not all. Not much different from today’s politicians”!