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A Shadow in My Life: A TB Sanatorium memoir

November 18 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Free
Cover fo the book showing a photograph of a TB ward from the 1950s

Rita Jerram enjoyed a successful launch at Explore in 2015 for her book retelling her Grandmother’s memoirs about the 1880s Canadian prairie. A Shadow in My Life is her own story: In 1953-4, as a young teenager, Rita spent 18 months in a TB sanatorium. Her book is rare: only a handful of memoirs exist about life in a sanatorium. Rita also writes with humour and love about the 14 women and girls she bonded with.

 

From the Grandma’s Prairie Journals launch:

“Marvellous reading by Rita – so moving. Beautifully crafted stories from source material! Great to see you showcasing local writers who clearly have great talent.”

Sue Birtwistle

 

“I came with my friend’s mother who has relatives in Canada. We’ve both read other books about prairie settlers. We enjoyed the buzz and readings – quite nice to have 3 different readers. Thank you.”

Lyndon Askew

 

“Great readings with animated readers. Opportunity to purchase books. PLEASE MAY WE HAVE MORE OF THE SAME.”

 

This is a free event, but booking is required.

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Details

Date:
November 18
Time:
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Organiser

Stairwell Books
Phone:
07914 271871
Email:
rose@stairwellbooks.com
Website:
www.stairwellbooks.co.uk

Venue

York Explore
Library Square
Museum Street, YO1 7DS United Kingdom
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Phone:
01904 552828