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Mansfield Woodhouse Author Set For Home Town Book Signing

24th February 2017
News, Mansfield, News In Focus

Mansfield Woodhouse Author Set For Home Town Book Signing

A Mansfield Woodhouse author is set to meet the public for the first time, as she signs copies of her debut novel “Alice” tomorrow.

Sixty-Three year old K.L.Loveley will be at the Faff Rooms in Mansfield Woodhouse tomorrow (Saturday 25th February) to sign copies of “Alice” and chat to readers in more detail about her debut novel.

“Alice” tells the harrowing tale of how that glass of wine to take the edge off, spirals out of control as protagonist Alice nears breaking point.

Former nurse Katie-Lilly takes Alice on a journey through alcoholism tackling the subject head on, presenting an empathetic account of a spiralling addiction and the resulting pattern of hopelessness that many fall into.

Drawing upon over forty years’ experience in the NHS, the story follows Alice, a mother of two and step mother to four, and her journey goes from when life’s problems first begin to scratch away at her self-esteem and follow her in her gradual, but steady, decline.

Alice addresses the seriousness of addiction and shows us the importance of love and support for an addict with astounding accuracy.

Katie-Lilly explained why Alcoholism took centre stage “My work involved aspects of Public Health and social issue and I was reading through a journal one day and I realised that female drinking habits were really changing.”

“I wanted to give a story that reflected this so I wrote “Alice” because I felt it reflected the struggles of many women who’ve found themselves in circumstances beyond their control – women who in their twenties saw themselves with a long and happy future ahead of them, husband two-point-five children nice home good career etc, but the reality for some women is these aspirations and dreams are shattered when the family unit is broke up as a result of divorce and they may follow a different path like a sliding doors situation”

You can hear more from the author in last weeks ‘News In Focus’ which focuses on Alcoholism

The event is being held in the ‘Faff Room’, which is a friendly and relaxing venue within a 16th Century House situated in the quaint village of Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire.

The tearoom will be open throughout the event, offering a range of light lunches, tasty snacks and cakes for sale. Full ‘traditional afternoon teas’ are available but requires advance booking (contact 01623 232242) and will take place between 2&4pm

 

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