Friday, 3 January 2014

Happy New Year!

Wishing all our readers a very happy 2014, full of good books, and many happy library visits!

We hope you enjoyed our Advent Book Quiz 2013, we can now reveal the answers:

1st - The Christmas Mystery - Jostein Gaarder
2nd - Imagined Corners - Willa Muir
3rd - The Wind-up Bird Chronicle - Haruki Murakami
4th - Pickwick Papers - Charles Dickens
5th - Morven Callar - Alan Warner
6th - The Crimson Petal and the White - Michel Faber
7th - Reminiscences of an Orkney Parish - John Firth
8th - The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe - C.S. Lewis
9th - Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow - Peter H√łeg
10th - The Mill on the Floss - George Elliot
11th - Demo - Alison Miller
12th - Cider with Rosie - Laurie Lee
13th - Emma - Jane Austen 
14th - The Folklore of Orkney and Shetland - Ernest Marwick
15th - The Dark is Rising - Susan Cooper
16th - Venus as a Boy - Luke Sutherland 
17th - Under the Greenwood Tree - Thomas Hardy
18th - The Children of Green Knowe - Lucy Boston
19th - Orkneyinga Saga - translated by Hermann Palsson and Paul Edwards
20th - 'The Laird's Son' from Winter Tales - George Mackay Brown
21st - The Box of Delights - John Masefield
22nd - Village Christmas - Miss Read
23rd - The House by the Dvina: a Russian Childhood  - Eugene Fraser
24th - The Tailor of Gloucester - Beatrix  Potter
25th - A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens

And the winner is: Catriona 

Congratulations to Catriona, and thanks to all who entered.

Catriona if you could email us at stromness.library(at) we can arrange to get your prize to you. 


  1. Many thanks for my wonderful prize! (And my apologies for taking so long to say so.)

  2. Congratulations Catriona - we're glad you liked your prize :-)


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