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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
Mon 10 June
Whitley Bay Library, North Tyneside – 2pm
FREE. Refreshments will be provided. Tel: 0191 643 5390 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.email@example.com 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.