I write this as I sit in the kitchen sink…well not entirely true but the opening lines of I Capture the Castle, captured me this week. When the cold, dark days of January drag on, the 30 minute train journey into work was brightened by this book. While other grim faced commuters read even grimmer newspapers I was transported into a romantic ideal of life with Cassandra and her family in the castle they call home. It is certainly one of those books you sit and think about long after you finish it.
Nevertheless, I was kicked back into reality when my attentions turned to the proposed closure of my hometown library in Great Ayton. Everyone is aware that cuts need to be made but when so much money is constantly wasted by Government it has to be asked why they turn to our source of education, enjoyment and community (not to mention much needed employment)
A public meeting to discuss the possible closure will take place at 5.30pm on Thursday, January 27, in Christ Church Parochial Hall, on Guisborough Road if you are in the area please go along and show your support not just for our community but for the importance of literature and education in our society.
However, enough with the doom and gloom this week I’m excited to get stuck into The Crimson Petal and the White which arrived in the post last week. I can hardly put it down already.