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  • Location: County Antrim

The Case of the Missing Books

The Case of the Missing Books

Why a Booktrail?

A book mobile makes its way around the lanes and villages of County Antrim

  • ISBN: 978-0007206995
  • Genre: Fiction

What you need to know before your trail

Israel is an intelligent, shy, passionate, sensitive sort of soul: he’s Jewish; he’s a vegetarian; he could maybe do with losing a little weight. And he’s just arrived in Ireland to take up his first post as a librarian. But the library’s been shut down and Israel ends up stranded on the North Antrim coast driving an old mobile library.

There’s nice scenery, but 15,000 fewer books than there should be. Who on earth steals that many books? How? When would they have time to read them all? And is there anywhere in this godforsaken place where he can get a proper cappuccino and a decent newspaper?



Travel Guide

Country Antrim

Tumdrum isn’t a real village in Country Antrim and even if it were, it hasn’t got a library anyway so it would loose points for that. It is the place Israel goes to get work and then loses it when the library runs into trouble.

Not to be outdone, he takes a mobile library on the road and well, that’s when the adventures begin.  Israel can drive, but not well, and not necessarily a bus.

Imagine tootling along the nice country roads on a bus of books? Or being one of the people in the villages waiting for their next read? Now you’re talking

Booktrail Boarding Pass: The Case of the Missing Books

Destination: County Antrim  Author/Guide: Ian Sansom  Departure Time: 2000s

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