Pen to Print invite you to meet authors Kate Thompson, Duncan Barrett and Nuala Calvi to hear about the stories of the women who worked in factories and warehouses in the East End of London including Tate & Lyle, The Yardley Cosmetics Factory etc.
Come along to join in the discussion about women’s working lives, unethical employers and the changes made then that have impacted industrial practices in today’s society.
Kate Thompson was born in London in 1974, and worked as a journalist for twenty years on women’s magazines and national newspapers. She now lives in Sunbury with her husband, two young sons and a soppy Jack Russell called Twinkle.
After ghost writing five memoirs, Kate moved into fiction. Kate’s sixth book, The Secrets of The Lavender Girls was published in August 2020 and her first non-fiction, The Stepney Doorstep Society in 2018.
Click here to purchase your copy from Kate Thompson’s book collection
Duncan Barrett and Nuala Calvi are co-authors of a trio of Sunday Times bestsellers: The Sugar Girls, which was ranked second in the history bestsellers of 2012, GI Brides, which was also a New York Times bestseller in the United States, and The Girls Who Went to War.
They are currently working on a sequel to The Sugar Girls, focusing on women who worked at Henry Tate’s original sugar factory in Liverpool. Duncan’s other books include Men of Letters and Hitler’s British Isles, and Nuala’s journalism has appeared in the Guardian, the Independent, BBC online and CNN.
Click here to purchase your copy from Duncan Barrett and Nuala Calvi’s book collection.
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