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South Leigh Book Club has chosen to read "The Golly in the Cupboard" by Phil Frampton. The book jacket describes the book as follows:

"Born in the seaside village of St. Agnes, Cornwall in 1953, Phil Frampton wanted to discover the reasons for his abandonment as a child. For several decades he was unable to unwrap the mysteries. In 1999, Phil finally got to access official records kept on him as a child. Using these records and letters, Phil unfolds an odyssey of joy, rejection, love, racism, drama, abuse, intrigue and deception, and records his reaction to his discoveries. This fascinating parentless childhood story entices readers to review their own upbringing and parenting."

Phil, who in 2016 received an Honorary Doctorate from London Metropolitan University, is nationally well-known as a broadcaster and journalist, writing for the Independent on Sunday, Manchester Evening News, The Guardian, Big Issue and many other newspapers and journals. He is the author of three travel books and winner of the 2005 Race in the Media Award for his BBC Radio documentary, Golly in the Cupboard. He works in the fields of marketing and research consultancy, training, lecturing and public speaking. Phil was the coordinator for the Whiteflowers campaign, initially a small campaign group of survivors of child abuse and child protection specialists, which grew to national prominence as it sought to ensure that the National Child Abuse Inquiry delivered justice for survivors.

Phil is coming to the South Leigh Book Club meeting to talk about his book and discuss the ideas with readers. Copies of his book are available at a discount price of £6. If you want to buy a copy to read beforehand, contact Anne Peake 01993 700845. Phil will sign copies for readers on the night.

The meeting is at at 7.00pm on Thursday, 13th September, in the Village Hall. All are welcome.

This event is organised by the Book Club with Anne Peake, The Old Vicarage, South Leigh.

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