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Ballymena Book Club – My Name is Leon

My Name is Leon is the latest novel to be read at the Waterstones Bookclub in Ballymena. The novel has just been awarded the Irish Novel of the Year and was shortlisted for the First Novel award in the Costa Prize. Written by Kit De Waal…

Transfer Test – Ballymena

Every year many children, in Ballymena, in their last year of primary school sit a test called the transfer test. In Northern Ireland all school used to have an exam called the 11plus which was optional. After pupils sat their…

Ballymena Book Club – House of Cards

This month Ballymena book club are reading House of Cards by Michael Dobbs. The number one best seller was written in 1989 and has inspired an excellent BBC series (which earned 14 BAFTA nominations) and the Netflix series starring Kevin…

Ballymena schools celebrates World Book Day

If you have spotted some seriously funny looking characters in ballymena today it could be because today is World Book Day. On World Book Day lots of children get the opportunity to dress up as their favourite character from a book and talk…