CHESTER author Paul Dowswell’s book Auslander, about on a boy living in Berlin during the Second World War, has been chosen as the favourite history read by West Cheshire library users.
Voting has been taking place in libraries over the past few months and the event ties in with the Pages Ago reading promotion initiated by libraries across the North West.
Councillor Richard Short, executive member for culture and recreation, said: “Over the past few months there have been many events across our library service.
“We have attracted an audience so far of 800 adults and children at events which included Normans and Vikings, murder mystery plays based on a historical murder and so on.
“The idea is to blend fiction with nonfiction and compare the two versions of history.
“Hopefully we will get people wanting to find out more about history from their local library.”
Two winners were chosen from the number of people who voted for their favourite history read, including Barbara Francis from Chester, who was presented with her prize by Cheshire author Susi Osbourne.