1. ‘Bookiful’ Event Number One!
WHEN? Friday 3rd August at 7.30 pm, pray for a fine evening please!
WHERE? Weston Shore Southampton,
Meeting near the Pitch and Put – No firing golf balls in our direction please!!!!
WHAT? Book reading and Picnic. A relaxing time to listen to appropriate extracts of my two novels Riduna and Ancasta Guide me Swiftly Home, a little talk and amusing anecdotes about my family links to Woolston and research, followed by plenty of time for a chat and some wine. Bring your own picnic!
I have watched many a ship, ferry, sailing boat or cruise liner sail along Southampton Water from Weston Shore over the years, especially when I was a child and so, for me and my characters, Weston Shore represents emotions stirred by loss, yearning and hopefulness!
Also find out what’s happened to the Roman alter stone, found in Bitterne, which bears the name Ancasta; the goddess of the River Itchen to whom the Romans prayed for the swift and safe return of their travellers. Much like we do today and have done over the centuries on Weston Shore, watching the vessels sail in and out of the harbour.
For more information visit the Weston Shore Society Blog