Visiting Denbigh Library
with its own stock
and cross where people used to stand to be hired, and butchers sharpened their knives.
The library, where I gave my talk to the Denbigh Reading Group (a large one, of over 20 people) yesterday, was once the town hall.
I was a little early so I walked on: up another steep hill
to the medieval town wall
with views of a bright sky and Clwydian hills.
Then up again, past the Earl of Leicester's thwarted ambitions for a sixteenth century cathedral
to the castle.
I've been to Denbigh library to give talks before and there is always a warm welcome with cakes, and everyone clutching a copy of my book - because Denbighshire Libraries have bought a reading group set. So thank you Denbighshire Libraries!