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Evening talk:Meet the Author: Catching Falling Stars Researching and writing a Haringey-based WW2 children’s novel

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Evening talk:Meet the Author: Catching Falling Stars Researching and writing a Haringey-based WW2 children’s novel

Time: March 27, 2019 from 7:30pm to 9pm
Location: Bruce Castle Museum
Street: Lordship Lane
City/Town: Tottenham
Website or Map: http://www.haringey.gov.uk/br…
Phone: 020 8808 8772
Event Type: reminiscence, older, people, women's, history, month, local, heritage, free, talk
Event Added By: Deborah Hedgecock
Latest Activity: Feb 24

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Highly-acclaimed children’s author and Haringey resident Karen McCombie (external link) has written over 90 children’s books which have been published worldwide. Her latest novel, 'Little Bird Flies' was recently chosen as both a Sunday Times and The Times Children’s Book of the Week, as well as a Telegraph Best Children’s Books of 2019 choice. Karen's home turf of Haringey has been the setting of several of her books, from best-selling series ‘Ally’s World’ in the early 2000s to 2017’s ’The Pearl in the Attic’, which both feature Alexandra Palace.

For this talk, as part of Women's History Month, Karen will focus on the writing of her WW2 evacuee novel ‘Catching Falling Stars’, partly set in Wood Green, including details of her invaluable research at Haringey Archive at Bruce Castle.

As this year marks 80 years since the start of the Second World War and the beginning of evacuation of children from wartime threats in London, do come and hear about familiar memories connected with your own or your families’ experiences.

Signed copies of the book ‘Catching Falling Stars’ will be available to buy on the night.

Doors open at 7pm.

Refreshments available.

Kindly supported by the Friends of Bruce Castle.

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