Friday, March 13, 2009

"Tales From My Grandmother" author event. Saturday, April 4th!

Author event Saturday, April 4th. 2pm-5pm

Please join us at Florey's Books as we welcome local author Surrey Blackburn. She will be here to talk about her new children's book "Tales From My Grandmother".

About the book: (visit the website!)

Charming stories of life on the home front— Through the eyes of a little girl.

By turns poignant, funny, and moving, these delightfully illustrated tales convey both the everydayness and the harsh realities of life at home in England during World War II.

As you read these charming stories, you will experience what it felt like to be a little Bristol girl trying to make sense of a world of air raid shelters, gas masks, rationing, and endless “queues.” Based on memories Surrey Blackburn shared with own grandchildren, “Tales from my Grandmother” gives the children of today a real sense of what life was like for children back then:

Living through air raids
Dealing with gas masks
Songs and games that helped everyone cope
Sharing Ration book coupons
Maintaining family ties

About the author:

Surrey Blackburn, mother of two and grandmother of five, was born in Bristol, England, and now lives in Northern California with her husband, a dog, four cats, and a lovely view of the Pacific Ocean. After years as a teacher, bank manager, foundation director, and now photographer, she returns with these stories to an earlier interest in working with young children.

Come join us!
***Saturday, April 4th. 2pm-5pm***
Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
open 10am to 6pm every day!