Reading Museum and Town Hall
Thursday 10 November – Sunday 13 November 2011


Full details are below…


Children’s Crime Themed Activities at Reading Museum
Enjoy a range of crime-themed craft on our activity cart as well as our mystery trail around the Museum for children.
Free, drop in



Brought in for Questioning:
Tessa Harris
Getting published in the USA

10.30am - 11.30am, Holybrook Room, Reading Central Library, £3/£2

Tessa Harris, a local author and a previous editor of Berkshire & Buckinghamshire Life shares her inspirational journey to publication. After many years of trying to get an agent in this country, Tessa turned to the US and found success with a three book deal. Her first book, set in 1780, was pitched as CSI meets Jane Austen and follows the fortunes of the first forensic scientist, who comes to London and becomes embroiled in a murder case.
Tickets available from Reading Central Library.



Crime & Punishment in Reading
1pm-1.40pm, Earley Charities Room, Reading Museum and Town Hall, FREE, drop in

Liz Coughlan from Reading Museum will discuss how Reading has dealt with the perennial problems of antisocial behaviour through the ages. Suitable for adults and older children.



West Reading Crime Walk
with David Cliffe, Reading Libraries Local Studies Manager
3.30pm start at Battle Library, £7/£6.

Tickets are collection only from Reading Central Library from Monday 11 July.
There is a second crime walk on Sunday 13 November.

Join Reading Libraries Local Studies Manager, David Cliffe, for a walk through the back streets of West Reading, past locations connected with notorious crimes of years gone by. The tour takes in the street in which Mrs Dyer the “baby farmer” was arrested and the scene of the 1966 “Fingerprint Murder”.



Will Carver:  Book Launch  The Two
7pm, Reading Central Library, FREE event, ticket required. Collect from Reading Central Library.

Will Carver is a Reading based author about to make it big! Girl 4, his debut, was published by Random House in May this year. We are delighted to be hosting the launch of Will’s second book The Two.

Join Will to hear about his writing journey so far, with readings and a Q&A session.


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