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  • Location: London

The Memory Library

The Memory Library

Why a Booktrail?

2023: When one chapter ends, another will soon follow. All you have to do is turn the page…

  • ISBN: 978-0008658540
  • Genre: Familiy drama, Fiction

What you need to know before your trail

For forty-two years, Sally Harrison has been building a library.

Each year, on her daughter’s birthday, she adds a new book to her shelves – with a note in the front dedicated to her own greatest work.

But Ella – Sally’s only child – fled to Australia twenty-one years ago after a heated exchange, and never looked back. And though Sally still dutifully adds a new paperback to the shelves every time the clock strikes midnight on July 11th, her hopes of her daughter ever thumbing through the pages are starting to dwindle.

Then disaster strikes and Ella is forced to return to the home she once knew.

Travel Guide

Love of Libraries and books

Kate says:

If you get the chance to visit, I would suggest starting on Greenwich High Road. Pop in to gaze at the library’s beautiful ceiling, then take the short walk to Circus Street. Walk to the end, cross Royal Hill to Gloucester Circus, where you will pass the private gardens in the centre. At the other end, stroll through Greenwich Park, up to the Royal Observatory where you can take in the magnificent views over The Naval College, across The Thames to the skyscrapers on the Isle of Dogs.

Wander back down the hill into the centre of Greenwich and meander through the market, before exiting at the lower end. Then head towards the river, where you will find The Cutty Sark. You could finish off with a well-earned drink at Ella and Verity’s favourite pub, The Gypsy Moth.

BookTrail Boarding Pass: The Memory Library

Destination: London    Author/guide: Kate Storey   Departure Time: 2023

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