Come and Meet Margaret Dickinson signing The Spitfire Sisters – Newark
Saturday 15th February from 11am
Come and meet author Margaret Dickinson signing her latest book, The Spitfire Sisters at WHSmith Newark, Saturday 15th February.
Family and friendship mean everything under the darkening skies of wartime Britain, by Sunday Times bestselling author Margaret Dickinson. It is the 1930s and the Maitland family have spent the years following the Great War struggling to come to terms with its catastrophic aftermath, and their hopes now lie with the next generation. Their Lincolnshire village of Doddington suffered terrible loss and it has taken great courage for the bereaved families to rebuild their lives without their loved ones. When war is declared again, it is Daisy Maitland and her peers who must now take up the fight for freedom. Feisty and a daredevil like her beloved Aunt Pips, who spent World War One on the front line serving with a flying ambulance corps, Daisy had persuaded a family friend to teach her to fly as a young woman. Now her country is at war, she is determined to put her skills to good use, enlisting in the Air Transport Auxiliary. There she forges new friendships – but she never forgets her childhood friend and cousin, Luke, who has joined the RAF as a fighter pilot. As war rages in the skies and on the ground, Daisy, her friends and her family – at home and across the Channel – will find their bravery and strength tested to the very limits in their determination to save their country. And they have learned one of the most valuable lessons of all: true love will find a way.
Born in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, Margaret Dickinson moved to the coast at the age of seven and so began her love for the sea and the Lincolnshire landscape. Her ambition to be a writer began early and she had her first novel published at the age of twenty-five. This was followed by a number of further titles including The Clippie Girls, Fairfield Hall and Welcome Home. Margaret is a Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller.
Terms and Conditions
• The signing will commence from 11am • The signing will take place in WHSmith Newark store. • Early arrivals will be turned away. Anyone arriving to the venue before 10am will be asked to return at or after 10am • To join the queue to meet Margaret you must purchase your copy of The Spitfire Sisters from WHSmith Newark. • A receipt of proof a purchase will be required • Due to the anticipated high turnout, please be prepared to queue • Refreshments will not be available at the event, but facilities are available at nearby outlets • The exact time at which the event ends will be determined by the promoters on the day • To avoid disappointment, we advise you not to arrive any later than the signing start time • Posed photos may be permitted, time allowing. • A member of staff will be on hand to take a picture for you, however unfortunately no selfie style pictures will be possible on this occasion. Please ensure that your phone/camera is fully charged on the day and has enough storage. • There will not be an official photographer present at the event • Only The Spitfire Sisters will be signed. No other merchandise will be signed • Dedications may be permitted, time allowing • Anyone under the age of 14 years must be accompanied by an adult. Any accompanying adults will not require a book. Due to time and space limitations only one child can be accompanied by only one parent. • Please note the event may be filmed, as an attendee you consent to footage of you being used for promotional purposes • Management have the right to refuse entry or remove anyone who does not comply with these rules or who fails to follow reasonable instructions on the day.