Writer, Stannington Story Festival regular and long-time library friend, Samantha Priestley, has a new novel out at the end of March. Rose Villa is her fourth novel and is set in a village near Sheffield.


‘Rose Villa has held a curse in its bricks since 1843, and the Yorkshire village it stands in has held the secret of a murder since 1987.
‘Jonathan and Kirsty meet on Facebook twenty years after they last saw each other and Kirsty visits Jonathan in his home, Rose Villa, only to find the house has affected him, and he is no longer the person she once knew.’

STAND (Stannington & District Library Group) was formed in 2013 after two public meetings that explored the issues raised by Sheffield City Council’s announced withdrawal of formal support for Stannington Library. Since then, the group has been formalised, a committee was formed and teams of volunteers were recruited