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middlesbrough-moving-forwardBORO book lovers are invited to discover the P.D. James classic An Unsuitable Job for a Woman as part of the 2016 Big Read festival.

The Big Read, run in association with the Theakstons Old Peculiar Crime Writing Festival, is encouraging as many people as possible to read this fantastic work of detective fiction this summer.

The festival’s Reader-In-Residence and bestselling crime author Mari Hannah will be at Acklam Library and Community Hub on Monday, May 9 at 11am, inviting readers to celebrate the life and work of one of the world’s greatest writers of mystery.

Mari is touring libraries across the North of England and also opening up the discussion online at bigread.org.uk.

Copies of An Unsuitable Job for a Woman are now available from all Middlesbrough library service access points.

The story itself introduces Cordelia Gray, the first modern female detective in crime fiction. At the time of creating the character, P.D. James worked as a civil servant in the crime department of the Home Office.

Regarding this novel, she wrote: “I wanted to have a young heroine of courage and intelligence who faces the problems of life with a determination to be successful in a job which everyone else thinks she won’t be able to do.”

Further information is available on bigread.org.uk

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