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Check out Mavis Cheek

Posted on: August 28, 2015

Mavis Cheek in the literature section

Mavis Cheek in the literature section.

We’ve currently merged popular fiction with our literary fiction. It has always been difficult to maintain a distinction between the two for a long time. Popular fiction is usually easier to read and newer books whereas literary fiction are more demanding to read and could be considered classics. The writer KW Taylor suggests that it comes down to what the reader thinks.

We moved the books and weeded out the tatty and unborrowed ones (they have gone to a good home through Better World Books). Because literary fiction is classified using the Dewey Decimal system it makes it easier to browse on the shelf as it distinguishes between languages and countries where it has been written. For example, our biggest section of the literary shelf is now 823, which is shorthand for ‘English fiction’.  It makes it more obvious which fiction we need more of, such as our world literature (other than North American) which is a quite small collection at the moment. We aim to grow it to better suit our international focus and interests as a college overall.

We’ve also come across some gems again. We have more than 10 books by author Mavis Cheek who came to Hillcroft College in the 1970s. If you are in need of a good book to read or to be inspired by her creativity and humour then you could try reading her books.

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