Colin Dexter wrote the Inspector Morse novels which were made into the TV series of 33 episodes between 1987 and 2000 - it was required viewing in Britain on a Sunday evening in the late '80s when the country was under Thatcher's jackboot. Until last Thursday I had not read one of the novels. Last Bus to Woodstock is the first in the series and my comment is that it reads like a third novel rather than a first; it's accomplished from the first sentence. This is rare in crime writers; most take a book or two to establish their detective, the landscape they hunt in, the personality traits that identify them - but Morse appears fully formed in chapter one as an irritable, real ale drinking, love lost, middle aged man with a fondness for The Times crossword and Wagner. If you can work out who the killer is before the last chapter, come to the library, let me know, and pick up a really nice tote bag.
The Little Free Library Blog - by James Smith
Visiting (Updated Winter 2022):
Please check our website or social media before visiting as our hours are subject to change depending on weather and volunteer availability. Masks are required and we are continuing to limit numbers of people inside at one time.
Street Road winter hours: Saturdays 11-3 pm and by appointment. Expanded hours begin April 1, 2022. The library box outside is open 24/7.
Little Free Library: Thursdays 12-3pm, Fridays 10am-2pm and Saturdays 10am-2pm and by appointment.
Our Little Free Library outdoor boxes at both sites are open 24/7 and are regularly restocked.
Please call 610-869-4712 or email to set up visits outside our regularly scheduled hours.
We are currently seeking volunteers for both locations: email us to enquire. We look forward to hearing from you!
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to The Little Free Library here.
A word about 'here':
We acknowledge that we are on the ancestral lands of the Lenape, original people of the mid-Atlantic area, forced west by British and US governments. Most Delaware Indian tribe descendants are now located in Oklahoma, Wisconsin, and Ontario. Lenni Lenapes in Pennsylvania are not officially recognized as tribes by the United States, though an estimated 5000 Lenape Nation descendants live in the Delaware River area. We pay respects to the Lenape people both past and present. Please consider the many legacies of violence, displacement and settlement that form part of our collective histories. While increased public recognition of these legacies and processes of redress such as Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission are positive steps, concrete focus on return of land and land rights remains a distant horizon.