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Lesley’s Readers on BBC Radio Suffolk – book choice for March 2020

Each month BBC Radio Suffolk presenter Lesley Dolphin discusses a book with journalist Catherine Larner as part of Lesley's Readers monthly book group.

This month's chosen book is The Great Level, by Stella Tillyard:

"In 1649 Dutch engineer Jan Brunt arrives in Ely to begin the great endeavour of levelling and draining the Fens. His life and work are bound by order, measurement and science. England is in the throes of Civil War and Cromwell's troops are amassing, yet the real danger for him is water and the many labyrinthine channels that encompass the Great Level.

"Then one day lost on the level he spies a Fenswoman and everything he thought he knew starts to unravel. Many years later, now a distinguished gentleman in Nieuw Amsterdam in the bustling hubbub of the New World, Jan receives a note, unsigned."

The Great Level is also one of our Discovereads titles, designed to get our borrowers trying different titles and meeting other readers. Why not spend an evening with Stella Tillyard at Stowmarket Library on Wednesday 11 March?

If you've read the book, why not join in the discussion at 2:20pm on Tuesday 3 March? Call Radio Suffolk on 01473 250000, email lesley.dolphin@bbc.co.uk, tweet @lesleydolphin or visit the Lesley's Readers Facebook page.