World Book Night

March 23, 2013 | 0 Comments | Filed under: 2013, April 2013

Spring is in the air (apparently – though as I’m writing this it’s snowing again…) and that means 23 April is not far off. Why’s that important? Well, it’s the anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth and death, and UNESCO’s international day of the book. And it’s also World Book Night, a celebration of reading and books, and to mark this tens of thousands of volunteers are giving away specially chosen and printed books to share their love of reading. Peak Volumes will have 20 copies of Jasper Fforde’s The Eyre Affair and 20 copies of Victoria Hislop’s the Island to give away this year.

The Eyre Affair is gloriously funny. It’s set in another 1985, somewhere in the could-have-been, with policemen who can travel across time, a Welsh republic, a great interest in all things literary, and a woman called Thursday Next.
The Island is passionate and gripping. It follows Alexis Fielding to a small village in Crete in a quest to know more about her mother’s past, where she finds some tragic family secrets. 
To find out more, have a look at the World Book Night website at or call in to see us on Tuesday 23 April to pick up a copy. If you are lucky enough to get given one of the specially bound books on World Book Night, either from us or from somewhere else, please make sure that you pass it on after you read it, especially if you know people who don’t regularly read.

Suzanne Elvidge, Peak Volumes


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