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Book Reviews for this months Doncaster Read will appear here. Want to add your own review? You can also download and complete the review template at the bottom of this page, and email it to thLiteracy Team.

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Every two months Doncaster Libraries and Waterstones invite you to read and review  the same book as many others across Doncaster. Start talking about books through the ‘Doncaster Read', you could meet friends and strangers alike, who have read the Doncaster Read and can share in your experience of reading for pleasure. 
To get involved you can loan or reserve the chosen ‘Doncaster Read' from your library, there may also be e-books available online. Or you can purchase a copy from Waterstones, at their Frenchgate branch. There is a Doncaster Read display in Doncaster's Central Library showcasing other peoples reviews, letting you know what previous readers think about the book.
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Doncaster Read - March & April 2018 Doncaster Read - March & April 2018

Introducing our March & April 2018 Doncaster Read

Fingers in the Sparkle Jar by Chris Packham

Cover of book "Fingers in the Sprinkle Jar" by Chris PackhamVoted the UK’s favourite nature book, Fingers in the Sparkle Jar is the Doncaster Read for March & April from Doncaster Libraries in association with Doncaster Waterstones. It was one of ten shortlisted books in a nationwide online poll organised by the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Landlines Project.

The winners were announced on BBC’s Winterwatch on 31st January this year, a programme which Chris himself presents. In third place came Rob Cowen’s Common Ground, second was Henry Williamson’s classic, Tarka the Otter, with Chris’ unusual and very personal memoir voted the nation’s favourite piece of nature writing.

In an interview for the AHRC afterwards, Chris said that “the initial interest and discussion which the book promoted was about his Aspergers… so to finally see the nature writing recognised, it’s heartening.”

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