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Various items, including literary fiction, popular non-fiction and intellectual curiosities such as "The Hobbit" in Latin, have been brought together downstairs in an area of comfortable seating.

  • You will find here novels by such authors as Khaled Hosseini, Frances Hardinge, Rachel Kushner and Kazuo Ishiguro, as well as poetry, some popular non-fiction, and various books by Sidney alumni.
  • In many cases books will be in this collection because they were shortlisted for a major prize, e.g. the Man Booker Prize or the Women's Prize for Fiction.
  • There are also a number of issues of Granta Magazine, in case you fancy an escape into fiction without embarking on a 400-page novel.
  • All books from the Armchair Corner are issued and renewed for 30 days at a time, regardless of the dates of term, and do not attract overdue charges unless requested by another user.
  • If you prefer light fiction - crime, horror, etc. - you should approach Cambridgeshire Public Libraries. Your family home does not need to be in Cambridge or Cambridgeshire to join, and you can even join Cambridgeshire Libraries online.