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Outi Pickering


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Strange goings-on in the Healthscare Library... A metal bucket has been placed in the lobby to catch the drips from the ceiling. The assistant librarian is desperately digging with a fork in the windowsill plant pots while two of her colleagues are on honeymoon. One night, the out-of-hours users receive a warm welcome when they discover hot water bottles on the chairs in the reading room. And what happens when the library is relocated to a brand new hospital? It ought to be every librarian's dream, but turns out to be a major hurdle for our valiant team. Never mind, Simon Pendrive - that worthy descendant of so many illustrious librarians - has his firm managerial finger in the pie!

No Coffee for the Architrave is an independent sequel to Two Point Five Cheers for the Library and The Library Always Wins.

ISBN : 978-1-78830-314-9

Published: 31/01/2019

Pages : 232

Size : 205x140mm

Imprint : Olympia Publishers

Outi Pickering

Outi Pickering was born in Tampere, Finland, in 1952. She studied English and Italian at Turku University and later obtained a qualification in Library and Information Science. She worked in adult education and as a freelance translator before moving to the UK. She is married and has one daughter.


Outi retired from her job as a staff member library of an NHS hospital, a job which provided her with many of the ideas used in The Library Always Wins as well as her first novel, Two Point Five Cheers For The Library (published by Olympia, 2015).

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