Migrant Quilt Group exhibition at South Library until 14 April 2013.
I woke up to the radio this morning telling me of Margaret Thatcher’s passing. Being a fairly apathetic soul when it comes to things pertaining to British politics, I admit to knowing little about her era of politics, but I do know she was a polarising figure for British subjects, and many worldwide. So rather than add my five cents worth of ignorance, I’ll leave it to the large collection of books, audiobooks and DVDs we have in the library collection. Come in and find titles from a wide range of points of view, including Margaret’s herself.
You can also check out Press Display through our website for the latest news and obituaries of Baroness Thatcher.
A quote from today’s Guardian:
Clive Barger, a 62-year-old adult education tutor, said he had turned out to mark the passing of “one of the vilest abominations of social and economic history”.
He said: “It is a moment to remember. She embodied everything that was so elitist in terms of repressing people who had nothing. She presided over a class war.”
And from The Telegraph:
Many features of the modern globalised economy – monetarism, privatisation, deregulation, small government, lower taxes and free trade – were all promoted as a result of policies she employed to reverse Britain’s economic decline.
Above all, in America and in Eastern Europe she was regarded, alongside her friend Ronald Reagan, as one of the two great architects of the West’s victory in the Cold War.
What sort of book makes a grown woman sleep with her light on? I have to admit I am only three-quarters through Yrsa Sigurdardottir’s book I Remember You and I am not sure I can complete it. When you get up half way through a sentence to make sure all the doors are locked and the windows closed then you know rather than enjoying the written word you are bordering on a panic attack.
Based partly in an isolated village (of course) in the Icelandic Westfjords we watch as three friends try to do up a derelict old house when they realise they are not alone. In the light of day you may accuse me of being a wimp but when you are snuggled up in bed at night all it took was a creak somewhere in my house for me to question if my heart had stopped beating. I will finish this book – but only in daylight. If you are braver than me and love the feeling of all the prickly bits on the back of your neck standing up then check out this author.
Are there any other authors out there I should avoid reading at nighttime? I don’t have the nerve endings I once had!