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16 November, WH Smiths, 6 – 7 Union Street, Bath BA1 1RT 2.00 pm. Gillian and Maureen will be available to talk about Bombweed’s history and sign copies.


3 October, Static Engine Group, Colepit Heath, South Gloucestershire, BS36, 8 pm. For further information call Keith Whitehead on 07768 357039.

15 October, St Andrew’s Ladies Club, Avonmouth, Bristol, BS11, 7.30 pm. For further information call Carol England 01179 825352.

20 October, Wells Festival of Literature, Cedars Hall, Wells Cathedral School, Wells, Somerset BA5 2ST, 7.00 pm 01749 834255


There will be a series of events (dates to be confirmed) at the Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre, Cocklebury Road Chippenham SN15 3QN.

5 September, Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre, Cocklebury Road Chippenham SN15 3QN, 2 pm. To mark the 80th anniversary of the start of WWII Gillian and Maureen will give a presentation about Bombweed and sign copies of their book.

12 September, WH Smiths, 6 – 7 Union Street, Bath BA1 1RT 2.00 pm. Gillian and Maureen will be available to talk about Bombweed’s history and sign copies.


22 August, at Bookshop, 142 High Street, Lee-on-The-Solent, Hampshire PO13 9DD, 6.30 pm. Gillian talks about Bombweed and her mother’s life.


18 July, Friends of Bishopstone Library, Gloucestor Road, Bristol, BS7,  7.30 pm.



8 and 9 June, D-Day Map Room, Southwick House, Southwick, Portsmouth PO17 6EJ, 10.00am. Southwick House will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. Gillian and Maureen will give talks and sign copies of Bombweed.

10 June, St Luke’s Ladies, Brislington, Bristol. 2.00 pm. Maureen will be speaking to St Luke’s Ladies Club. Full details from Linda on 01169 771203






30 May, Weston Museum, Weston-super-Mare. WWII themed half-term event and Nostalgia Café.


3 June, Chippenham Lions “Cherished Vehicle and Farm Fun Day.” Maureen will talk about her memories of the farm which features in the story.

9 June, North Somerset Showground “Dig For Victory Show”.


2 July, BBC Radio Wiltshire, The Afternoon Show, 14.00 pm. GF Morton and Maureen Armstrong to be interviewed on 3rd July at 12.30 pm Radio Bristol with  Steve Yabsley.

17 July,  Southsea Library, 11am-3pm. Bombweed will be featured at the Portsmouth Library Local Authors’ Fair. 


15 August, North End Library, Portsmouth, 11am-3pm.


19 September, Brislington Over 50’s Club. Bombweed promotion.

27 September, Imperial War Museum, 11am – 1pm and 2 – 4pm. Gillian Fernandez Morton will be signing copies of her book.


5 October, Friends of Chippenham Museum, 2pm. A talk by Maureen about Bombweed.

13 October, Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, Gosport, PO12 1BT, 11am. A presentation about Bombweed by Gillian and Maureen.

18 October,  Bristol Central Library, Lunchtime Lecture. A presentation about Bombweed by Gillian and Maureen.


10 November, Village Hall,  All Cannings,  near Devizes ,Wiltshire, SN103PA. Maureen will speak at a day to commemorate the end of World War 1. Includes a  discussion on the impact of war on the countryside and farming communities.


1 December,  Chippenham Lions Christmas Bazaar, Neeld Community and Arts Centre, Chippenham, Wilts, 10.30 am. Table display and signing



16 January, Max Minerva’s independent bookshop, 39 North View, Henleaze, Bristol  BS6 7PY, 7pm. Maureen and Gillian will give readings from Bombweed and sign copies. Further information from Jessica Paul on 07498 538858.


7 February, Storysmith, 49 North St, Bristol, BS3 1EN. Reading and signing.

21 February, Imperial War Museum, London, SE1 6HZ, 11am – 1pm and 2 – 4pm. Meet the author.

23 February, Portsmouth Library History centre, 2pm. Gillian and  Maureen will talk about Bombweed, and the life of their mother, Margaret Smith, who in 1947 wrote the original story.


8 March, Horfield Memory Cafe, Bristol. Maureen will be talking about and reading from Bombweed

27 March, St Mary Redcliffe lunch club, Prewett St, Bristol, 12pm – 2pm. Maureen talks about her mother’s life.


11 April, Waterstones, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 4HT, 7 – 8pm. Maureen and Gill talk about their book.

27 April, Hawkesbury Upton Literary Festival, Hawkesbury Upton School, Gloucestershire, GL1 9AU, 10am – 5.30pm. More details nearer the date.


20 May, Southville Centre, Bristol. 1.30 pm onwards. Meet Maureen.



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