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February Events from October Books!

Tues 12th Feb – 7pm
Radical Reading Book Group: Revolting Prostitutes by Molly Smith and Juno Mac
Our monthly book group will be looking at ‘A Victorian Hangover’, a chapter from the book ‘Revolting Prostitutes’ – it looks at the current stay of play in terms of legislation around sex work in the UK and its impact.
Free entry, but donations joyfully accepted to help us cover staffing costs.

Wed 13th Feb – 7pm
Poetry Reading: Faultline by Lisa Fannen
This is a free entry event,but with a suggested donation of £2 to help cover our costs 🙂

Lisa Fannen has been writing, and sharing words both solo and in collaboration with musicians. She launched a debut poetry collection, Faultline in November 2018 published by Active Distribution/Sto Citas. She’ll be reading poems and sharing related stories from Faultline (which includes snapshots, lyrics, journal notes and meditations spanning the last ten years) and will welcome any conversation that emerges.

Lisa is also a bodyworker and community herbalist, and is involved with The Radical Herbalism and Radical Bodywork Networks to generate dialogue and information exchange about health and healing in the context of movement for social justice. She has also collated a feminist health book called Threads.

Sat 16th Feb – 2pm
Book Launch: My Northern Adventure with Maureen Penrose
Please join us and Maureen Penrose in the shop for this daytime book launch. Free entry.

Southampton was among the most heavily bombed cities during World War II. While not many first-hand accounts remain from that first, horrifying summer of 1940, one young local citizen began writing letters to his mother of his experiences following the attacks. Written by the late Edwin Henning and edited by Maureen Penrose, this book is an incredibly unique and insightful look into one man’s eyes in the aftermath of his life being burned to ash in front of him.

“At least once a week he wrote a letter home to his mother describing his life in Liverpool and his concerns for family and friends in the light of heavy bombing in both Southampton and Totton,” Maureen will be in store signing copies of ‘My Northern Adventure’, and talking about these letters and Henning’s life following his escape of the Southampton Blitz.