Its the 13th Year of Book Club! I cant believe it! Every month Sylvia invites interesting writers, journalists, Actors, Museum Curators, Essex Book Festival Guests, Magazine Editors and more fabulous guests for me to interview. Sylvia’s 60 Seconds of History feature has been a new edition this year. Sylvia has written many books on History, so when I suggested the feature I knew it was going to be a welcome addition to the format.
Thank you to Sylvia for sourcing all the wonderful guests and for another year of THE BOOK CLUB. Sylvia works hard all year to promote writers, continues writing for magazines, journals, along with The Society of Women Writers, Billericay Readers and she is also President of Brentwood Writers’ Circle.
For the last Book Club of the month, I was joined by Sylvia Kent and guest author, Cherry Burroughs.
‘The Farmer and the Fury’ is Cherry’s debut novel. I asked Cherry about her start in writing, her inspirations and of course about her debut novel.
We also caught up with Brentwood Writers, Billericay Readers, Society of Women Journalists and Writers plus 60 Second of History from Sylvia Kent.
‘The Farmer and the Fury’
What was important to me when I wrote this book was to respect the historical event but to weave a story that made connections and resonated with the reader. ‘The Farmer and the Fury’ does that on many levels.
The great North Sea flood of 1953 was an event which is embodied in our local history, not just because of the tragic loss of lives but also because it reminds all of us of our own vulnerabilities when faced with the power of nature. It is a theme that is as important today as it was in 1953.
INTERVIEW – CHERRY BURROUGHS
Sylvia is reading the late great Hilary Mantel’s Novel, Wolf Hall.
60 SECONDS OF HISTORY – 1930’s HUTTON RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL