As a Librarian I love hearing stories about how other people view libraries and the influence it has had on them. Today it is my pleasure to host Simon Mason author of Moon Pie with his feelings about libraries. Over to Simon:
It was always full. Thatcher closed it in the eighties. Not needed, apparently. Which is odd because, as soon as possible, a great deal of fuss was made locally to start it up again – and, twenty years later, it’s still going strong. I bet it’s still full too.
Something so precious is surely worth preserving.
So when Dad falls off the roof, it's Martha who ices his knee and takes him to the doctor. And when Dad doesn't come home, it's Martha who cooks Tug's favorite pie and reads him his bedtime story. And when Dad passes out, it's Martha who cleans him up and keeps his secret.
But eventually Dad's problems become too big for even Martha to solve, and she realizes it's not all up to her—there are people and places she can turn to
(I think I really want this book)
Thank you so much to Simon for such a terrific and topical guest post.