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WWII Writing & Reading Day with SilverWood Books

Saturday 7th June 2014 2pm - 7:30pm Bristol, Foyles, 6 Quakers Friars, Cabot Circus, Bristol, BS1 3BU Literary Event, Free Event

This special event, hosted by SilverWood Books, commemorates the 70th anniversary of the Normandy Landings and the liberation of Europe. With special guest authors speaking about WWII from the perspective of their own writing and experiences of war, and sessions for budding authors with SilverWood's experts on self-publishing, this unique event will offer insights into the ways we write about war and human experience.

- Author and former British Army Intelligence officer HARVEY BLACK will read from his WWII and Cold War novels, and sign books. A qualified parachutist, Harvey served with British Army Intelligence for over ten years. His 'Devils with Wings' series follows the wartime missions of Paul Brand and his junior sergeant Max Grun, and explores the German perspective in an exciting fictionalised retelling of the assault on Eben Emael.

- ELISABETH MARRION will launch her new novel, Liverpool Connection, set during WWII. Elisabeth was born in August 1948 in Hildesheim, Germany. Her father was a corporal in the British Royal Air Force and stationed after the war in the British occupied zone in Germany, where he met her mother Hilde, a war widow. Liverpool Connection is the second book of a trilogy and is based on the writer's family story.

- Local writer MICHAEL BOYCE will talk about the research he did for his book, Tyntesfield in WWII: The Story of an American Field Hospital. Michael lived his early years through the Second World War and now enjoys reading about the politics of warfare and the exploits of those who fought in various conflicts.

- TOM HENRY, a professional ghostwriter, will talk about 'writing the past' and recording memories. The Bristol-based author has ghosted seven books that have been published to critical acclaim. Recently he worked with the Reverend Cyril H Grant on his autobiography A Good Samaritan.

- 'Limey in the US Army' CHRIS HOLLOWAY will talk about being drafted, and serving in the US Army in the 1950s even though he was a British national. Chris spent two years in the late 1950s, at the height of the Cold War, as a British draftee in the US Armed forces. Based near US Army Headquarters in Heidelberg, Germany, he recounts his experiences - always memorable, and frequently hilarious - in his biography, Overpaid, Over-sexed and Over There.

- Poet and Dunkirk veteran DAVID A.R. LEWIS aims to be in attendance as a special guest, health permitting. David enlisted as a soldier in HM Welsh Guards in 1938 and served until 1946. He saw action with the British Expeditionary Force France, then Dunkirk and Normandy with the Guards Armoured Division.

- Writing your own book? Need advice? Helen and Joanna from SilverWood Books will be holding a series of smaller group chats, book doctor sessions, and 'how to self-publish' one-to-ones throughout the afternoon. NB:- These slots are limited, so please reserve yours now by dropping a line to joanna@silverwoodbooks.co.uk.

The event is free, and all are welcome. Booking is recommended. Please email bristolevents@foyles.co.ukor call the shop on 0117 376 3975 to reserve your place(s).

 


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