History comes to life!
A series of talks, heritage guided walks and workshops to celebrate the history of Doncaster.
“Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit ’em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird”
Our May Doncaster Read, in association with Doncaster Waterstones, is To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. This time, we have chosen a modern classic of American fiction, depicting life in the Deep South at the time of The Great Depression. It was written in 1960 and won The Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1961.
The issues of racial prejudice, small-town politics and injustice are told as seen through the innocent eyes of young Jean Louise Finch or ‘Scout’ as the tomboy prefers to be known. She is the daughter of Atticus Finch, the town Lawyer, who stands up for justice and attempts to seek the truth in the trial which forms a central part of the novel.
The book is back in the public eye after the manuscript of a sequel was discovered in 2014. ‘Go Set a Watchman’ is due to be published on 14th July 2015 and features Scout as she returns to Maycomb twenty years later to visit her father and her past. We invite you to read or return to the original and then discover the much awaited follow-up.
The next session for the iPad/Tablet device club will be on Wednesday 27th May 2015 2.00pm - 4.00pm in meeting room 1 at the Central Library, Waterdale.
New members will be welcome to come along to this informal group.
Tel 01302 735387 or email Centrallibrary@doncaster.gov.uk for more information.
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