Local author, Chrissie Gittons, will be reading extracts from her new book, Between Here and Knitwear, on Tuesday 10 November at Kirkdale Bookshop.
These twenty-two cleverly linked stories, written over two decades, trace a life from childhood to middle age. Beginning in Lancashire in the ‘60s and ‘70s, they follow a young girl as she becomes aware of what it means to be a daughter, a sister, a lover and a woman in a family where the relationships are constantly changing. From a disappeared clutch of curlew’s eggs to the last piece of furniture left standing in a home, these bleak and funny stories bolster what is lost into poignant narratives; told with lyricism, economy and wit, they are observed with the unflinching eye of an incisive witness.
Chrissie studied at Newcastle University and St Martin’s School of Art. Her poems have won prizes, been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and are widely published in magazines, newspapers and anthologies. She lives in Forest Hill.
Between Here and Knitwear – Tuesday 10 November
Kirkdale Bookshop, 272 Kirkdale, Sydenham, Greater London SE26 4RS from 7-8.30 pm