– 2014 Big Read

Welcome to the 2014 Big Read!

The Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, Harrogate’s 2014 Big Read title is the iconic A Place of Execution by Val McDermid. The Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, Harrogate’s 2014 Big Read title is the iconic A Place of Execution by Val McDermid.

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. 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 partnership from HarperFiction, the Festival will be distributing a limited number of free copies of the Big Read book via our partner libraries. Reading groups in these areas wishing to take part in the Big Read should email: crime@harrogate-festival.org.uk for more information. Thanks to partnership from HarperFiction, the Festival will be distributing a limited number of free copies of the Big Read book via our partner libraries. Reading groups in these areas wishing to take part in the Big Read should email: crime@harrogate-festival.org.uk for more information.

2014 Big Read Events

Monday 9 June Monday 9 June
Newcastle City Library, Newcastle upon Tyne – 2pm
Cost: Free Tel: 0191 2774100 Email: information@newcastle.gov.uk or Book online: http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/libraryevents

Roseberry Library, Billingham – 6pm Roseberry Library, Billingham – 6pm
Cost: £2 including refreshments. Tel: 01642 528084 Cost: £2 including refreshments. Tel: 01642 528084

Tuesday 10 June
Wakefield Library and Museum, Wakefield – 2pm
Cost: Free Tel. 01924 305376 or Email: wakefieldlibrarymuseum@wakefield.gov.uk

Birstall Library and Information Centre, Birstall – 7.30pm
Cost: £2 including refreshments. Tel. 01484 223200 or book online http://www.kirklees.gov.uk/townhalls/boxoffice Cost: £2 including refreshments.

Wednesday 11 June
City Library, Bradford – 2pm
Cost: Free, with refreshments. Tel. 01274 433600

Rivers Meet Café, Methley – 7pm Rivers Meet Café, Methley – 7pm
Cost: Free Tel. 01977 279 729 Cost: Free Tel. 01977 279 729

Thursday 12 June
Birtley Library, Birtley – 11am
Cost: Free Tel: 0191 433 8420 or Book Online at www.gateshead.gov.uk/whatson

Whitley Bay Library, Whitley – 2pm
Cost: Free Tel: 0191 643 5390 Cost: Free Tel: 0191 643 5390

South Shields Library, South Tyneside – 6pm Cost: £1 including refreshments. Tel. 0191 4247864

Friday 13 June
Central Library, St Peter’s Square, Manchester – 2pm Central Library, St Peter’s Square, Manchester – 2pm
Cost: Free, booking required. Tel. Danny Middleton on 0161 234 1056

Knaresborough Library, Knaresborough – 7.30pm
Cost: £2.50 including refreshments. Tel. 0845 300 5112

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