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Meet two authors in Knowsley in September

Knowsley Library Service will host events with two highly acclaimed authors this month.

Award-winning and internationally successful writer Lesley Thomson, will come to Halewood Library on Monday 24 September, 2pm to 3pm, to talk about the latest in her Detective’s Daughter series, The Death Chamber.

Her first novel, A Kind of Vanishing, won the People’s Book Prize in 2010 and her second novel, The Detective’s Daughter, was a number one bestseller.

The Detective’s Daughter series, which has sold over 750,000 copies worldwide, now extends to six novels – with a seventh due next year.

Acclaimed local author Mary Torjussen, will visit Stockbridge Village Library on Tuesday 25 September, 11am to 12pm, and will be reading from her second novel, The Girl I Used To Be, a tense psychological thriller which was released this summer.

Mary worked for several years as a teacher before becoming a writer full time. She lives in Merseyside, where her first novel, the highly acclaimed Gone Without a Trace is set.

Cllr Sean Donnelly, Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care, said:

“The author events will provide a fantastic opportunity to find out about the writing process from two successful, published professionals. I’m sure we will also learn more about the journey the authors have taken in their careers – perhaps it will inspire someone in the audience to start their own writing journey!  For the Library Service it’s a chance to celebrate the vitality of libraries as centres of creativity and learning for the whole community.”

Everyone is welcome to attend on the day but spaces are limited. To guarantee a place, please register your interest by contacting Halewood or Stockbridge Village Library.

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