Skip to Content

Arena

Catalogue Record Detail

Libraries Re-opening Information

From Monday 6 July, you will be able to reserve books online on this platform (the library catalogue), on the Library App (App Store or Google Play) or by telephone*, and collect them from the door of your library or mobile once available. As at 1pm on Friday 10th July, we are having problems with our telephone system at libraries and the telephone reservations are temporarily unavailable. 

We are currently unable to notify via email or text when items are ready to collect, but your online account will show when items are available, so we recommend logging in to check the status of your order.

Browsing is not available during this initial phase of reopening. 

Returned items can be placed by customers directly into a special sack and books will be quarantined for 72 hours before being cleaned and reshelved by staff.

Mobile Library customers will be contacted from Monday 6 July by text, email or telephone to discuss the new opening hours and the order and collect service. 

Overdue fines have not been applied during the lockdown period, and are suspended until further notice.

We will keep our website updated, so please check here for the most up to date information and all safety aspects of re-opening.

Catalogue Record details
Help
0099755114
Paperback:The cement garden:1997 The cement garden
Cover
Author: McEwan
Publication year: 1997
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage
Selected rating Selected rating Selected rating Selected rating Selected rating Selected rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating
Description:
In the relentless summer heat, four abruptly orphaned children retreat into a shadowy, isolated world, and find their own strange and unsettling ways of fending for themselves.

Availability

Loading...
Reviews
Not our type of book. 1/10 Wednesday Reading Group, Addlestone Library Author: Ian McEwen Title: The cement garden Very divided opinions! The majority felt that it was undoubtedly well written, but quite sickening in subject matters. An updated ‘Lord of the Flies’, no less! Sexual abuse between siblings, dead father, ailing mother. The story concerns how the siblings deal with death of mother (& bury her in cement on her death) in order not to be taken into care. A harrowing, unpleasant tale but told with understanding & thought by the author. However most felt it was unreal for the period in which it was written. A Reading Group
09/06/15
Library Reviews
Surrey Live
Other titles by this Author
1409089924
Loading...
eBook:First love, last rites:2010.
Author: McEwan, Ian.
Year 2010.
Media class: eBook
Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating
More editions / formats: Paperback
140908986X
Loading...
eBook:The comfort of strangers:2010.
Author: McEwan, Ian.
Year 2010.
Media class: eBook
Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating
More editions / formats: Large print Paperback
0099552167
Loading...
Paperback:Atonement:2010
Author: McEwan, Ian
Year 2010
Media class: Paperback
Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating
More editions / formats: eBook Large print eAudio Paperback
0224090496
Loading...
Hardback:Solar:2010
Author: McEwan, Ian
Year 2010
Media class: Hardback
Selected rating Selected rating Selected rating Selected rating Selected rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating
A lot of members of our book club struggled to get into this book, but those who persevered were rew
10/04/13
mansion house mums
Wiltshire
More editions / formats: eBook Talking book - CD
0224097377
Loading...
Hardback:Sweet tooth:2012
Author: McEwan, Ian
Year 2012
Media class: Hardback
Selected rating Selected rating Selected rating Selected rating Selected rating Selected rating Selected rating Selected rating Provide rating Provide rating
Help
Your Account
Help
Expand your search
Author
Format type
Publication Year