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Sisters on Bread Street
Mon 29 Sep 2003
This new novel by NAWE member Frances McNeil portrays lives in a working-class district of Leeds around the time of the First World War. The book will be launched at Borders bookshop in Leeds on Friday 17 October 2003 (6pm). Admission free.
Bread Street was one of the densely-populated streets off York Road, where Ebor Gardens Primary School now stands.

The novel's narrator is Julia, a tough yet sensitive 17-year old struggling to make ends meet after her mother's death. She protects her tragic German-Jewish father for whom life becomes intolerable after the outbreak of war.

Frances McNeil also writes for theatre, radio and television. She has written original work for television, as well as contributing to series, most recently Doctors for BBC1. In With a Little Help from my Friends for BBC Radio 4 she wrote about Beatles Manager Brian Epstein. Her play, Jehad, staged by Manchester Library Theatre, Nottingham Playhouse and The Gate was nominated for a TimeOut award. In Sisters on Bread Street, Frances draws on stories told to her by her mother, who died this year aged one hundred.

Borders is at 94-96 Briggate, Leeds LS1 6NP

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