LIBRARIES connected has announced international bestselling author, Lesley Pearse, will launch their new series of virtual events created to complement their online resource Libraries From Home.

A much-loved author in libraries, Ms Pearse will speak at six events across the UK during September co-ordinated to lead up to National Libraries Week which runs from October 5 to October 10, 2020.

She will connect with Vale libraries at 7pm on Tuesday, September 22.

Ms Pearse was also the first ambassador for National Libraries Day in 2014.


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The author of 28 global bestsellers, she will talk about her life and writing and latest Sunday Times bestseller, Liar (Michael Joseph).

Hosted via Zoom, Facebook Live and Live Webinar the series will kick-off with Bristol Libraries on September 10 and conclude with a special Friday Fizz! event with Manchester Libraries on September, 25.

Ms Pearse said: “I am so thrilled to be asked to launch #LibrariesFromHomeLIVE.

"Libraries have always held a special place in my heart.

"As a child they were escape from a harsh home life, a place I could soak up tales of adventure, transport myself to lands across the world and imagine being anyone I wanted to be.

"Now with this virtual series, readers will be able to meet writers they love in their own homes talking about their craft, and discover other writers they may not be so familiar with while finding new exciting books to read.

"For us authors it is a wonderful way to travel the country and like Rupert Bear, my favourite as a small child, to ‘Still be Home in Time for Tea’.”

Chief executive, Libraries Connected, Isobel Hunter said: “We are delighted to be offering this wonderful opportunity for local public library communities to meet a much loved and much borrowed author.

"Whilst libraries are gradually re-opening services physically, it is brilliant that they are able to continue to inspire their communities to read through their digital offers.

"It is very exciting for us to be offering this tour and to be working with Lesley who is such a passionate library supporter and we can’t wait for the first event.”

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