Book launched and praised

The Gloucester U3A writer’s group, River Writers, were delighted to have relatives, friends and festival attendants celebrate with them at their book launch of ‘Eavesdropping’, at the Writer’s Festival.

The book was launched by author Jesse Blackadder who confirmed that she thoroughly enjoyed reading the anthology and recommended it to others.

Several of the writers read excerpts from the book to tantalise the audience.

When thanking the many contributors, Marg Collett invited people to eavesdrop on the stories, vignettes and poems the group have compiled over twelve months.

Marg said the anthology had been a genuinely collaborative effort between the eleven authors, with extensive constructive criticism to create the finished product.

“The pieces are as interesting and varied as their authors. Some will move you to tears, some you will identify with and some will make you smile,” she said.

‘Eavesdropping’ is available at the Gloucester Bookshop and on line at and for $20. All profits will be donated to the ‘Books in Homes’ children’s charity.

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