Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Bestselling authors visiting Sheffield Central Library

Dorothy Koomson - That Girl from Nowhere

Tuesday 28th April, 6.30pm
Tickets - £3.00

Refreshments served

Dorothy Koomson is an international best-seller.  She has written 10 novels and The Ice-Cream Girls was adapted for television by ITV.  She will be talking about her latest book, That Girl from Nowhere. 

Clemency Smittson was adopted as a baby and the only connection she has to her birth mother is a cardboard box hand-decorated with butterflies. Now an adult, Clem decides to make a drastic life change and move to Brighton, where she was born. Clem has no idea that while there she'll meet someone who knows all about her butterfly box and what happened to her birth parents. As the tangled truths about her adoption and childhood start to unravel, a series of shocking events cause Clem to reassess whether the price of having contact with her birth family could be too high to pay...


Gavin Extence - The Mirror World of Melody Black

Wednesday 6th May, 6.30pm
A FREE event         
Refreshments served

Gavin Extence is a Sheffield based writer.  His first novel The Universe versus Alex Woods became an instant best-seller, blending humour and warmth while exploring the issues raised by assisted dying through the eyes of a teenage boy.  His newly released second novel, The Mirror World of Melody Black draws upon his own experiences to depict an unsettling,  at times hilarious, but most of all truthful account of what it’s like to live with bipolar disorder. 

Abby is an aspiring journalist, an indifferent daughter, a cohabiting girlfriend; a ‘normal’ woman in her mid-twenties. But something sets her apart from everyone else.  It allows her to achieve complete truth and clarity. Something that no one else could ever understand.  But the very thing that sets Abby apart could destroy her.

And then she meets Melody Black...


To book your place,

Telephone   0114 273 4712