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Award-winning journalist and novelist Kate Thompson to visit Southwold

Southwold Library is excited to welcome author Kate Thompson for a special author event on Saturday 24 February at 3PM.

Kate Thompson was due to speak at last year’s new Southwold Literary Festival but unfortunately had to postpone. Any tickets previously purchased for her talk in November will be valid for this upcoming event in February.

Kate will be visiting Stella Peskett Millennium Hall in Southwold to talk about her career so far and her latest novel, The Little Wartime Library.

Tickets are £6.00 each and available to purchase online.

Charlotte Clark, Manager at Southwold Library, said:

“We are excited to welcome Kate Thompson to Southwold after sickness sadly prevented her attending the 2023 Southwold Literary Festival. Kate’s last book ‘The Little Wartime Library’ in fact features quotes from a number of Suffolk Libraries’ staff and the delay to the event means we can also hear all about her brand new book ‘The Wartime Book Club’, set in occupied Jersey.”

About Kate Thompson:

Kate Thompson is an award-winning journalist, ghostwriter and novelist who has spent the past two decades in the UK book publishing industry.

Her debut novel, Secrets of the Singer Girls, became a Sunday Times bestseller when it launched in 2015. Her first non-fiction book, The Stepney Doorstep Society, uncovers the lives of extraordinary women of wartime East End and was published 2018.

Her latest novel, The Little Wartime Library, is based on the remarkable true story of Bethnal Green Underground’s shelter library in WW2 and is a gripping and is a heart-wrenching page-turner that remembers one of the greatest resistance stories of the war.