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News   - 2017

Welcome to Calibre's news page. We hope you enjoy reading about the latest developments in our service, all the stories about people who have supported us, recent publicity, and also news about books.

River of Stories

A River of Stories Collection

20/06/2017

Calibre recently received a donation of a set of four books from the Commonwealth Education Trust titled "A River of Stories" to be recorded and... More >

Sebastian Barry wins the Walter Scott Prize for the second time

Sebastian Barry wins the Walter Scott Prize for the second time

19/06/2017

Irish author Sebastian Barry has won this year's Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction with his epic novel Days Without End, five years after... More >

Ross Poldark

BBC Series Poldark returns to the screen

16/06/2017

The popular BBC programme Poldark has returned to our television screens recently and is now in its third season. The actor Aidan Turner plays Ross... More >

Baileys Women

Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2017 winner is announced

09/06/2017

The Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2017 winner has been announced as Naomi Alderman for her fourth novel The Power. The 30,000 prize was awarded... More >

Simon Brett

Simon Brett, Sheila Mitchell & Calibre(!) at Welwyn Garden City

08/06/2017

To celebrate this months "Make a Noise in libraries" campaign which highlights library services for those with visual impairments, Calibre is... More >

Helen Dunmore Winner of the inaugural Orange Prize for Fiction dies

Helen Dunmore Winner of the inaugural Orange Prize for Fiction dies

08/06/2017

Helen Dunmore, the highly acclaimed poet, novelist and children's writer has died at the age of 64. She started her literary career writing poetry... More >

Bristol VI Book Group

It's time to Make a Noise in Libraries!

06/06/2017

Make a Noise in Libraries (MANIL) is an annual campaign designed to bring public libraries and blind and partially sighted people together to... More >

Sir Roger Moore

Tribute to Sir Roger Moore

25/05/2017

Earlier this week Sir Roger Moore, one of the best loved actors to play James Bond on the big screen, passed away aged 89. Roger portrayed Bond as... More >

The Essex Serpent wins Book of the Year award

The Essex Serpent wins Book of the Year award

10/05/2017

The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry (11740) has been crowned overall 'Book of the Year' at the British Books Awards after previously being named the... More >

Alison Weir

Alison Weir Interview

28/04/2017

We interviewed author Alison Weir this week at Watford Central Library. Alison is the biggest-selling female historian (and the fifth best-selling... More >