Join the Big Library Read!

Get the app, download the book and enjoy a free coffee!

Need help to get the app and download the ebook? Bring your device into Success, Spearwood or Coolbellup Libraries on Thursday 13 August between 10am – midday or 5 – 6.30pm  at Success to get help. You’ll even get a free coffee voucher, just ask one of our friendly staff when you’re at the library.

Big Library Read connects millions of readers around the world with an ebook or eAudiobook through public libraries. This free global book club runs from 3-17 August and only requires a Cockburn Libraries membership to get started. Borrow the featured title ‘The Darwin Affair’ by Tim Mason with no waitlists or holds from our digital collection via Overdrive or Libby.

Historical fiction novel The Darwin Affair is set in London in June 1860 when an assassination attempt is made on Queen Victoria’s life. Detective Inspector Charles Field’s investigation exposes a conspiracy in which the publication of Charles Darwin’s controversial On the Origin of Species sets off a string of murders, arson and kidnapping. Field uncovers dark secrets that were meant to remain forever hidden. Inspired by a Charles Dickens character, this is a real page turner!

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