Book review : Silverview by John le Carré

Manus from Kilbeggan Libraryjoined Westmeath Libraries in 2021 Julian is running a failing bookshop in a small seaside town. One day, in walks a strange elderly man named Edward who has an exciting idea to improve the fortunes of the shop. As the story goes on, Edward’s connections to the shadowy world of British intelligence... Continue Reading →

Ray reviews Dark Blue

Ray from Kilbeggan Library reviews Dark Blue by Shane Carthy. Shane Carthy's journey over the last five years has seen it all. From the highs of Leinster glory in the Under 21 football final versus Meath in 2014 to the lows of waking up in St. Patrick's Mental Health Hospital a few days afterwards, a... Continue Reading →

The Living Mountain by Nan Shepherd

Margaret from Kilbeggan Library reviews The Living Mountain by Nan Shepherd. Nan Shepherd offers a depth of scientific knowledge and lived experience from the point of view that "each of the senses is a way into what the mountain can give". The mountain being the Caingorms of Scotland. It is an invitation into a world... Continue Reading →

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