Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Book Signing at ShabbyAnd

Local girls Sara & Ann of ShabbyAnd.. have successfully  launched their shop in Barfield Rd West Mersea and would like to thank family and friends for their support.

So what can you expect to find in this little gem: Ann & Sara’s love of up-cycling furnishings for the home means that all pieces are totally individual and unique. They use reclaimed materials which are carefully hand painted, waxed and distressed and as with any pre- owned furniture there may be the odd blemish or bump that you'd expect with age but this is part of the attraction and if like us you love vintage pieces with character this is the place for you. There furniture is complimented with hand made soft furnishings and a mix of home accessories and jewellery.
Ann and Sara will be hosting events throughout the year and the first is a book signing with Ed Taylor a local author. Ed has just published his first book 'The Dirty Bombers', fulfilling a lifelong ambition that he only found time for once he retired. 
Ed Taylor was born in Herne Bay, Kent and has lived on the Island for over 30 years. Ed is a keen member of both the Dabchicks Sailing Club and West Mersea Yacht Club and races locally most weekends. His love of the coast explains why maybe Seagulls would be the focus for this heartwarming work of young adult fiction, which will also appeals to older readers.
Ed says "It always fascinates me that there are almost daily reports in national and regional newspapers about gulls acting strangely and sometimes viciously. They have definitely lost their fear of us. At the same time I was reading reports of the intractable problems of the Palestinians and Israelis and I joined the two thoughts together." 
The Dirty Bombers is a story of a gull colony that is under attack, being secretly culled by local business men. Rork, a young seagull finds himself thrust unwillingly into leadership of the gulls and organized a dramatic protest. Anne Rigby, a feisty young news reporter notices the gulls acting in a structured and coordinated way; she realized they have a message to convey.
The local population takes sides in the conflict that follows. This culminates in a pitched battle between gulls and gunmen. The conclusion is as sudden and surprising as it is unexpected.

Come and join Ed on Friday 11th October between 5.30pm and 8,00pm and enjoy a glass of fizz.

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