In early November, Jon Wilkins, editor of Exhausting a Place in Leicester, came along to the Library with several of his contributors, to talk about his book and to entertain us with readings of prose and poetry.  Attendance at this event was a bit disappointing, but actually it was really lovely.  To hear poetry about places that you know well but have never seen in that particular light has great charm.  It certainly evoked a sense of nostalgia and I, for one, will explore it far more carefully in future.  Places mentioned included Bradgate Park, the Welford Road Cemetery, Scraptoft Hall and Rosie’s Doughnuts in the market very evocative – I can small them!  I came away with a sense of great pride in our historic and vibrant city, something I haven’t really felt before.  Jon has kindly donated a copy of his book to the Library and it is available for loan.