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Book:A study in scarlet:2014
Author: Doyle, Arthur Conan, Sir, 1859-1930
Year 2014
Media class: Book
Publisher: William Collins
Resource type: Physical
Book:The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency:2003
Author: McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-
Year 2003
Media class: Book
Publisher: Abacus
Resource type: Physical
Book:The return of Sherlock Holmes:2001
Author: Doyle, Arthur Conan, Sir, 1859-1930
Year 2001
Media class: Book
Publisher: House of Stratus
Resource type: Physical
Book:The hound of the Baskervilles:2014
Author: Doyle, Arthur Conan, 1859-1930,
Year 2014
Media class: Book
Publisher: Scholastic
Resource type: Physical
Book:Agatha Raisin and the witches' tree:2017
Author: Beaton, M. C.
Year 2017
Media class: Book
Publisher: Constable
Resource type: Physical

This year the Doncaster Literary Festival, “Turn the Page” has been organised in a different way. We will not be just having a weekend to celebrate all things Literary; we will be celebrating throughout the year. We will be working in partnership with different organisations and authors to bring you a varied programme throughout the year.

Here are the events that are coming up on the programme:

Meet the Authors – Read Regional Meet the Authors – Read Regional

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Richard Smyth

Doncaster Central Library
Thursday 14 June 7-8pm

Richard is a writer, researcher and editor based in Bradford. He is a regular contributor to Bird Watching magazine and reached the final of Mastermind with a specialist subject of British Birds. He writes and reviews for The Times, The Guardian, The Times Literary Supplement, The Literary Review, The New Statesman, BBC Wildlife, New Humanist, Illustration and New Scientist, and has appeared on BBC Radio 4's Loose Ends. He also writes novels and short fiction and has written several history books including English History: Strange But True (History Press, 2014).

Richard will be talking about his latest book A Sweet Wild Note.

Author Richard Smyth


All Read Regional Event Tickets £3.00 - booking essential

Please call 01302 734315 
Email: for more information

Refreshments will be available 

Murder Mystery Murder Mystery

There’s been a murder and it’s a mystery!

We need your help to catch the killer…

Our Turn the Page Literary Festival event for July will be something a little bit different – a Murder Mystery Night!

We’ll set the scene and provide you

with 4 suspects. You’ll need to bring your best listening and detective skills to work out ‘whodunnit’ and why. You can be sure there’ll be plenty of ‘red herrings’ along the way and, as a reward for helping to catch the killer, there’ll be a prize for the top detective!

So, if you enjoy a good crime story and would like to put your little grey cells to the test, join the Literacy team for a fun evening at Doncaster Central Library on Tuesday 10th July from 6.30pm.
Deerstalkers & pipes optional!
Tickets (£3.00) are available from the library or contact us to reserve your place on 01302 734315 or email  


Meet the Author Meet the Author

We’d like to welcome back crime historian Stephen Wade. His new book Murder in Mind is a selection of some of his favourite crime stories from the past, mixed with a memoir of growing up in Leeds. This fascinating talk will include references to some Doncaster stories, including that of his namesake, Stephen Wade, the hangman, and to more general tales, such as that of Jane Austen's aunt, who spent some time behind the walls of her local jail.

Don’t miss this great event. Join us at Central Library, Waterdale

Thursday 27th September 11am-12.30pm

Tickets £3.00 - booking essential


Please call:-

 01302 734315


Email: for more information

Refreshments will be available at the event

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Here's some of the great feedback from the ABC of Love event. As well as talks by authors Kate Walker and Lynda Stacey, Cupcakes2Love came along and gave a cupcake decorating demo!

Very Enjoyable’, ‘ Lots of fun decorating my cupcake’, ‘Both authors were very Interesting’, ‘The sparkling wine was a nice treat’, ‘Can’t wait to try the cupcake (that I decorated myself) when I get home’, ‘Kate (Walker) opened my eyes to Mills & Boon’






Here's some feedback from our Guy Mankowski Author Event -

"One of the most interesting author talks I have been to. Very inciteful."








Here's some feedback from the Jenn Ashworth Author Event - 

"Excellent and informative… very emotive. I will definitely be reading the book"

"Fabulous - excellent - really enjoyed"

"Another great event. I find it so interesting to hear about books and their authors"

Here's some feedback from the Sarah Dunnakey Author Event -

very Interesting and enlightening

Another great morning! Very interesting Many aspects of her writing – research – books to come!

Very Interesting talk. Lots of insight into how she came to write the book

Really enjoyable, insightful, interesting. Looking forward to her second book


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