Saturday, 21 January 2017

Local History Fayre - Jersey Library

I'm taking a quick break from working on the slides for my talk this coming Friday (27 January) at the town library here in Jersey. 

There are four talks on the Friday and a further five on the Saturday. Among other speakers, there will be 93 year old Ken Trent DFC, who I heard speaking on the radio a few months ago just before our Battle of Britain display. He was fascinating to listen to and I loved hearing him reminisce about WW2 and his part in it. Ian Ronayne, a writer and historian, will also be taking part. I've attended a few of his talks about WW1 history and wish I knew a tenth of what he does about that period in our island's history.

My talk is going to be based on my book, Broken Faces and will be about my 'broken face' in the story, Freddie. It's called, Nowhere to Hide, and I was delighted to be asked to take part. 

I'll be giving my talk on the Friday at 2.30pm and will be the last speaker that day. I can't wait, although no doubt I'll be nervous on the day. 

Right, I'd better get back to preparing my slides and hope that I'm not the only one who turns up at that time.
Here's a picture of the piece in the Jersey Evening Post about the History Fayre.

You can get a copy Broken Faces here


Jenny Woolf said...

Hope the talk goes well - I am sure you will have fun!A bit of nerves is actually a good thing.

Jenny Woolf said...

By the way I see your grandad was in the 17/21 Lancers. My dad was stationed alongside them when I was a kid, and we knew so many people in them but then then one day they all just upped and left. Transferred somewhere else.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

I'm sure it will be a fascinating talk, Debs. I really enjoyed Broken Faces and have recommended it to my husband.

Deborah Carr said...

Thanks Jenny! Fascinated by your dad being stationed near them when you were small. I don't know anyone in that regiment but have always been fascinated by it.

Thanks very much, Rosemary. I'm delighted you enjoyed Broken Faces and hope your husband does too. x