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Local author Andrew King is featured in a display

Local author, Andrew King is featured in a display in our library. His book, The Arrow Garden is available from Oldfield Park Bookshop and a copy will be added to our collection at Moorland Road Community Library. It won the Bath Novel award in 2020

Here's the blurb from the back to entice you in . . .

'A lonely and socially isolated technical translator in 1990's Bristol takes up traditional Japanese Archery.

To study Kyudo is to reach out, to another culture, another time, other people, but when one of them reaches back, two lives that should never have touched become strangely entangled.

In wartime Tokyo, Tanaka Mai, finds herself wandering the burned-out ruins of her dead parents fire-bombed home, with only hazy recollections of how she survived.

Setting out on a hike to a mountain village shrine, away from the charred city, she begins a life to which she is not sure she is entitled, a lfe which feels like she is living on the other side of the sky.

To visit the past or the future, even in imagination, is to change it.

But it is also to be changed . . . '

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