Slimline Tales is a new volume of short fiction by local author Roger Noons, published by Chapeltown Books. Kinver Community Library will host a talk and reading by Roger on Tuesday 17th April at 7.15pm, and all are welcome.

Library volunteer Katherine Dixson explains: ‘There are seventy five stories of between 100 and 300 words. It’s therefore not necessarily a book to read from cover to cover, but one to dip into whenever you have a few minutes to spare.’

Roger, of Kingswinford, comments: ‘There is humour, pathos and every other emotion in between. The reader meets children and adults as well as faithful and sometimes wayward pets. Some tales are contemporary; others go back a few years.’ Copies of Slimline Tales, signed by the author, will be available to buy at £6.

Roger is a member of Coachhouse Writers who are based in Stourbridge, where many of the stories are set. His inspiration comes from the locality and fellow writers, and his philosophy is to aim to write every day.

This promises to be a relaxed and entertaining event, and entry is just £2 to include refreshments. Please phone the library on 01384 872348 to reserve a place so we have numbers for catering.