-2013 Big Read

Welcome to the 2013 Big Read!

The Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, Harrogate’s 2013 Big Read title is the iconic Casino Royale by Ian Fleming. Join the Big Read to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Ian Fleming’s Casino Royale, by discovering the book which first introduced secret agent James Bond to the world.

Festival Reader-In-Residence David Mark will be taking a whistle stop tour of the North of England to meet readers in Yorkshire and the North East.

Thanks to the generous support of publisher Vintage Classics, the Festival will be distributing a limited number of free copies of the Big Read book via our partner libraries in Leeds, North Yorkshire, Newcastle, North Tyneside, South Tyneside and Stockton. Reading groups in these areas wishing to take part in the Big Read should email: crime@harrogate-festival.org.uk for more information.

2013 Big Read Events

Wed 5 June

Crosshills Library, Keighley, North Yorks – 7.30pm.
Cost £3. Tel. 0845 034 9533 or 0845 034 9402 or email crosshills.library@northyorks.gov.uk

Mon 10 June

Whitley Bay Library, North Tyneside – 2pm
FREE. Refreshments will be provided. Tel: 0191 643 5390 or email whitleybay.library@northtyneside.gov.uk

Newcastle City Library – 6pm
FREE. To book visit http://bigreadbookgroup-eorg.eventbrite.co.uk

Tue 11 June

Norton Library, Stockton-On-Tees – 2pm
FREE. Refreshments will be provided. Tel. 01642 525019

South Shields Library, South Tyneside – 6pm
Cost £1 including refreshments. Tel. 0191 428 2318

Wed 12 June

Leeds Central Library – 6pm
FREE. Tel. 0113 247 6016

Thu 13 June

Northallerton Prison – 2.30pm

Knaresborough Library, North Yorks, 7pm
£3. To book, tel. 0845 300 5112, email Knaresborough.library@northyorks.gov.uk or book in person at  Knaresborough Library, Market Place, Knaresborough HG5 8AG

The 2013 Big Read is run in partnership with Vintage Classics. With thanks to our partner library services:  Leeds Libraries, North Yorkshire County Council Libraries and Information Service, Newcastle Libraries, North Tyneside Libraries, South Tyneside Libraries and Stockton Borough Libraries.