Broxtowe MP, Anna Soubry presented the prizes at the first Kimberley Book Read event today in Kimberley Library.
The day long celebration of creative writing and reading was organised by Gloria Morgan. It included a book worm parade by children from Larkfields Infants and Juniors.
Anna Soubry and Gloria Morgan presented the winning prize to Alan Dance for his novel “Leen Times” set in Nottingham in the 1820’s.
The event includes an exhibition in Kimberley Library charting the history of libraries in the town. Local authors dsiplayed their books in the Rumbletums Cafe.
“Kimberley has been devoted to books this mroning. The childrens parade of book characters featuring the very hungry caterpillar was a delight and they sang a song in celebration of reading and writing which we all enjoyed. Congratulations also go to all the shops who took part in a window dressing competition with a book theme. Gloria and her small team have done a great job organising this event which I hope will become a regular feature in Kimberley.”