Adventure into Books
Updated: 10:25 Wednesday 23 December - information changing regularly at the moment so do check with the business direct.
This is a Silver listing.
26 Wellmeadow, Blairgowrie, PH10 6AS
Owner/Manager: Kate Davies
Opening Times: Open post coronavirus
Usually open Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm
Temporarily closed from 25th December until Tier 4 Covid-restrictions are lifted in 2021
With a dedicated children’s area, a focus on Scottish authors and a comfy reading nook, Adventure into Books offers a range of new titles, ‘wouldn’t be without’ favourites, biographies, poetry, histories, travel memoirs, maps, hobby books - in fact, something for all readers, whatever their interests or ages. We also have a range of other gifts, including jigsaws, candles, games, mugs and tea-towels, and offer National Book Tokens, which make a great gift if you’re not quite sure what book someone might like.
Islands of Mercy by Rose Tremain
Recommended by our book festival friends, BOOKMARK, this novel spans the globe. Set in the 19th century, the characters we meet live a terrific and serious story, as they each search for ‘places of consolation and solace’. It was both difficult to put down and hugely satisfy in its conclusion.
The Liar’s Dictionary by Eley Williams
The language in this book is just delicious and the story is both gentle and classic – of mis-matched rivals in love. It’s also funny and surprising, with a choking pelican, a menacing nuisance caller and a fatally determined moth, traipsing up and down a railway carriage window, all playing noteworthy cameo parts. I loved coming across words such as psithurism (the rustling of leaves) and clepsammia (an hourglass, from the Greek for theft and sand). But most of all, I loved the confirmation that language needs to live and change.
Mr Wilder and Me by Jonathan Coe
Described by various reviewers as ‘bittersweet’, this has been recommended by one of our customers and will be joining my ‘duvet-days’ book selection to see me through January. Set on a Greek island in the summer of 1977, Calista finds herself working for Hollywood director Billy Wilder: her life is about to change for good.
Going to the Berries: Voices of Perthshire and Angus Seasonal Workers by Roger Leitch
This is a must for our local community along Strathmore but will also appeal to anyone interested in knowing more about the social history of this major industry. The book is full of contributions from locals and seasonal visitors, enriched with fascinating archive material, recalling their memories of berry picking and the many agricultural and estate activities that were taking place during a time of great change.
Dance Like a Flamingo by Moira Butterfield
Ideal for 2-5 year olds. Bright, fun and active – and just the thing for grown-ups wanting to shake off some mince pies. Perhaps check no one is videoing this before you get too carried away?
Amari and the Night Brothers by BB Alston
Due out on 21 January, I love, love, love this book. Suitable from about 9 upwards, Amari finds herself in a summer school for people with special, supernatural talents. She needs to learn fast and quickly work out who she can trust if she’s to find out what’s happened to her big brother and hero, Quinton. If you like adventure stories and magic, this is one for you.
Adventure into Books
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