by Salley Vickers (£8.99, PB, Penguin) Anyone who enjoyed reading as a child will adore this charming novel. As a new resident in East Mole, librarian Sylvia Blackwell is keen to share her love of literature with the
children but soon finds things aren’t that simple. In her relationship with the children, though, we see the ability of books to transform lives. Set in the 1950s, this nostalgic love letter to children’s literature is a real delight.