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Canadian author to give free talk as way of a “thank you”
A Canadian author who had to research the North-East of Scotland for a forthcoming book was so impressed with the help she received from local library staff she will give a free talk as a "thank you" for their support.
Novelist Melanie Robertson-King will read excerpts from her debut novel "A Shadow in the Past" at 3pm on Thursday 15 August, at Aberdeen Central Library, Rosemount Viaduct.
Staff from the City Libraries Local Studies team helped the author in the local and historical aspects of her novel which is set in the North-east of Scotland and spans from the present day back to the late 19th century Aberdeen. The author has close ties to the area as her father was born in the village of Kennethmont near Huntly.
Ms Robertson-King will donate a copy of "A Shadow in the Past" to the library and audience members will have the opportunity to purchase a signed copy of the novel on the day.
Fiona Clark, Library & Information Services manager, Aberdeen City Council, said: "We look forward to welcoming Melanie Robertson-King to the Central Library and are delighted that our Local Studies department was able to assist in the research of "A Shadow in the Past". With the recent introduction of our Silver City Vault digital archive, people across the world can access the Local Studies section remotely and undertake research on any number of topics about Aberdeen and the North-east."
The event will be held on the mezzanine floor of the Adult Lending Department of the library.
To book a place on the talk, please contact Aberdeen Central Library on (01224) 652501 or email firstname.lastname@example.org