‘Coin Street’ discussed by book club
Thomaston — Thomaston Intergenerational Book Club will discuss “Coin Street Chronicles: Memoirs of an Evacuee from London's Old South Bank” by Gwen Southgate of Cushing during its monthly meeting Tuesday, Aug. 21 at 2:30 p.m. in the gym of the Thomaston Academy building, 60 Main St./Route 1. The author recently shared her childhood tales with a Midcoast audience and all are welcome to this free event.
The book begins in January 1929 when Gwynneth Yvonne Redfern was born in a meager one-room apartment in a grimy, industrial corner of London on the south bank of the Thames. Southgate weaves the story of a vanished time, place and way of life in an area that is now a cultural showcase known as the South Bank. Though "Coin Street Chronicles" is a personal story of one youngster's experiences in the 1930s and '40s, it is part of a broader tapestry of the sweep of life in Britain at that time as seen through the eyes of a girl.
On the third Tuesday of each month, this book group of men and women of all ages comes together to share their opinions and ideas about the book selection. Extra copies of the books are purchased by the Friends of the Thomaston Public Library from the Annual Appeal funds; donations are welcome. The gym is accessible by elevator from the rear of the building. This event is free and open to all.
Courier Publications' A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or email@example.com.