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The Salt Madonna – book review

The Salt Madonna – book review

The Salt Madonna by Catherine Noske — review by Jenny Dowell This is one for those of us who love a crime novel while relishing a beautiful literary style and a touch of the unexplained. As a bonus, this is an Australian novel where the sense of time and place…

Your libraries

Your libraries

During this time of increased isolation, reading may have become a more important activity for you. Richmond Tweed Regional Library’s thirteen branches are the place to go and part of the service enables you to reserve books which interest you online. There is free internet & Wi-Fi, eBooks, CDs &…

Healing with reading and writing

Healing with reading and writing

Bibliotherapy: how reading and writing have been healing trauma since World War I Viacheslav Nikolaenko via Shutterstock Sara Haslam, The Open University; Edmund King, The Open University, and Siobhan Campbell, The Open University Bibliotherapy – the idea that reading can have a beneficial effect on mental health – has undergone…