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Lonely Roads, Love letters of Great Women, Saint Valentine - Librarian book picks

By Nkem Egenuka on Mon, 13/02/2017 - 14:18

It’s Valentine week and love is in the air!

What are you reading this week? Check out the top three books ,selected for you by our librarian. You can find these awesome titles and more at our Community Library at 196 Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos.



Lonely Roads by Moore, William Ifeanyi

This book tells the story of an unfortunate character Afab Udemba who was raised by Onu, a woman sacrificed to the gods, hated by her people and banished from the society.

As the story progresses, Afam fell in love with Adaobi, the daughter of Onwa, a powerful slave merchant, but unfortunately, her father plan to strengthen his family ties with the royals by marrying her off to the Obi's son. As their love affair grows, Afam finds himself in danger of being killed or sold into slavery. In a world where social class and reputation is everything, all must decide just how far they are willing to go to get what they want.


Love letters of Great Women
Ursula, Doyle (Ed.)

Love Letters of Great Women is an anthology of some of the most romantic letters in history.

As a companion to Love Letters of Great Men, this collection gives the other side of the story: the secret hopes and lives of some of the greatest women in history, from writers and artists to politicians and queens.

Children Story

Saint Valentine by Sabuda, Robert

How did Valentine's Day, one of our most popular holidays, begin?
It started in ancient Rome when a kind physician named Valentine took an interest in a young blind girl. With his healing skill and his deep faith he restored her sight. What we now call Valentine's Day began when he sent the little girl a secret message, which she received after the Christian martyr was executed. For this tale rich in sentiment, Robert Sabuda created exquisite paper mosaics to suggest early Christian art that resonates with both subtlety and power.


Feeling Inspired?

Join over 8,000 users of our Community library today at 196, Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, and enjoy unlimited access to thousands of books, DVDs, Free WiFi and quiet reading rooms. Search our catalogue and e-library or browse previous picks for more inspiration.

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