AN international bestselling author is visiting Warrington Library as part of the Great North West Read.

The event – organised by Time to Read, a partnership of library authorities in the north west – is free but you need to book in advance.

It aims to turn the region into ‘one massive, interactive book club’ and this year’s read is Phaedra Patrick’s The Library of Lost and Found.

She will be coming to the Museum Street library on Wednesday from 11am to 12.30pm.

Phaedra will be talking about her novel – involving a librarian and a mysterious book which makes a family secret unravel – as well as taking questions and giving tips on creative writing.

She will also be signing copies of the book and sharing her story about how she became an author.

Phaedra said: “As a child, I used to visit my library in Oldham and dream that one day my own book would sit on the shelves.

“The Library of Lost and Found celebrates the power of stories and I’m delighted it’s been selected as the 2019 Great North West Read.”

Sue Lawson, who leads Time to Read, added: “The novel received huge support from librarians who enjoyed this warm-hearted story. We believe it’s a fantastic choice to engage adult readers across the region and it’s sure to touch the lives of those who participate.”

Phaedra is currently working on her fourth novel, The Secrets of Sunshine, which will be out in spring 2020. It tells the story of a single dad whose job is to cut off the padlocks that lovers attach to bridges when he gets his own surprise second chance at love.

To book a free place at Phaedra Patrick’s visit to Warrington call 442889 or visit any of the borough’s libraries