-2011 Big Read

Welcome to the Theakstons Old Peculier Big Read 2011!

The Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, Harrogate is this year unearthing the darkly twisted tale of Mr Ripley.

Come along to one of our special Big Read events to share your thoughts on this psychological thriller by what The Times have hailed ‘The No.1 Greatest Crime Writer’ . Identity and Intrigue!

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

Thanks to the generous support of publisher Vintage Books, the Festival will be distributing a limited number of free copies of the Big Read book via our partner libraries in North Yorkshire, Leeds, Lancashire, Newcastle, North Tyneside and South Tyneside. Reading groups in these areas wishing to take part in the Big Read should contact their local library.

2011 Big Read Events (Please note these events have now passed)

North Yorkshire

  • Tue 24 May, 2pm, Skipton Library. Tickets £3. Tel. 0845 034 9538
  • Tue 24 May, 7.30pm, Ripon Library. Tickets £3. Tel. 0845 034 9524
  • Thu 26 May, 2.30pm, Leyburn Library. Tickets £3. Tel. 0845 034 9505
  • Thu 26 May, 7.30pm, Knaresborough Library. Tickets £3. Tel. 0845 300 5112
  • Tue 31 May, 2.30pm, Northallerton Library. Tickets £3. Tel. 0845 034 9506

Leeds

  • Mon 23 May, 6pm, Bramley Library. Tickets FREE. Tel. 0113 214 6040 or 0113 247 6016
  • Wed 25 May, 1.45pm, Yeadon Library. Tickets FREE. Tel. 0113 214 6501 or 0113 247 6016

Newcastle, North Tyneside & South Tyneside

  • Wed 25 May, 7pm, North Shields Library. Tickets £3. Tel 0191 643 5270
  • Wed 1 June, 2pm, Kenton Library. Tickets FREE. Tel. 0191 2774100
  • Wed 1 June, 7.30pm, South Shields Central Library. Tickets £1. Tel 0191 4247879
  • Thu 2 June, 10am, Hebburn Library. Tickets FREE. Tel 0191 4247879
  • Thu 2 June, 2pm, East End Library. Tickets FREE. Tel. 0191 2774100
  • Thu 2 June, 6pm, City Library. Tickets FREE. Tel. 0191 2774100

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