Reading Relay - the results are in!

Author Liza Marklund

Author Liza Marklund

Fife’s libraries and their readers have been enthusiastically taking part in a Reading Relay over the summer. Back in May the Olympic themed Scottish summer reading promotion was launched by Elaine Fulton, Director of Scottish Library Information Council and local author Iain Banks at the Jennie Lee Library, Lochgelly.  In Fife 6 books were entered into the reading relay with readers awarding bronze, silver and gold medals to these books.  It has been a closely contested race, with the winner almost being decided by a photo finish.  Now, the race is over, the baton has been carried over the finish line and we are delighted to announce that the winner is…

The Bomber by Liza Marklund

Silver medal went to The House of Dust and Dreams by Brenda Reid and there was a dead heat for bronze between The Midas Code by Boyd Morrison and Master of Rome by John Stack.  Our winner, Liza Marklund is a best-selling Swedish author who has written 11 novels featuring her heroine Annika Bengtzon.  Her books which have sold more than 13 million copies worldwide and she was thrilled to have been chosen by Fife’s readers, saying: 

I'm so glad and grateful that the Scottish Reading Relay readers enjoyed my novel "The Bomber". I know that my heroine can be quite a handful, but you guys up north on those islands knows how to handle her.  You are just as tough as we are up here in Scandinavia...

Over three hundred votes were cast in the Reading Relay and, through our comment cards, lots of fantastic reading recommendations were gathered to pass on to our readers all over Fife.  Thanks to everyone who took part!

If you'd like to find out if 'The Bomber' is worthy of it's gold medal why not visit your local library and borrow a copy for free.

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