Coffee Morning with Southport Author Carys Bray March 1st, 2016 Connor_Henderson Latest News Shares Comments Carys, author of A Song for Issy Bradley (shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Prize 2014) is reading from Sweet Home, her award-winning short story collection, inviting questions from the audience and signing books which are available to buy on the day. There is coffee/tea, cakes and a raffle. We are also raising funds for ‘The Library in the Gardens’ for a new community library in the Botanic Gardens, Churchtown. For more information contact Julie Wickham (NMLA – Registered charity No.1162565) Email: [email protected] Tel: 07787178011 The award-winning short story collection from the author of A Song for Issy Bradley, shortlisted for the COSTA First Novel Prize 2015 They say there’s no place like home. Meet the little boy who believes in miracles. Meet the mother who loves to bring babies home from the newborn aisle of her supermarket. Meet the husband who carves a longed-for baby out of ice as a gift for his wife. In this prize-winning short story collection, Carys Bray weaves together moments of joy, heartache, sadness, and unwavering love as told through seventeen very different notions of home. Praise for Carys Bray ‘Bray writes with such clarity, intelligence and authenticity that it feels as if a trusted old friend is telling you the story, that the characters are people you know’ The Times ‘Bray explores the healing power of religion with rare assurance in one of the year’s most impressive debuts’ Mail on Sunday ‘a compassionate, wise and original new voice.’ Suzi Feay, Independent Carys Bray was brought up in a devout Mormon family. In her early thirties she left the church and replaced religion with writing. Her debut novel, A Song for Issy Bradley, was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award, the Desmond Eliot, and was the winner of the Author’s Club Best First Novel Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email [email protected] Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected]– relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Related Comments comments!