"A library in the middle of a community is a cross between an emergency exist, a life-rat and a festival. They are cathedrals of the mind; hospitals of the soul; theme parks of the imagination. On a cold rainy island, they are the only sheltered public spaces where you are not a consumer, but a citizen instead." Caitlin Moran in "The Book Habit"
British cookbook author Nigella Lawson in her cookbook library in her London house. EA. Nigella Lawson's book in our library collection: http://catalog.lioninc.org/search~S29?/aLawson%2C+Nigella/alawson+nigella/1%2C1%2C9%2CB/exact&FF=alawson+nigella+1960&1%2C-1%2C/indexsort=r
◻️ 1831. 15-year-old Mary begins the difficult task of telling her story. Mary leads a harsh life working on her father's farm. In the summer she is sent to work for the local vicar's invalid wife, where the reasons why she must record the truth of what happens to her are gradually revealed.