Tag: Phyllida Scrivens

ESCAPING HITLER TRAVELS TO FRANKFURT BOOK FAIR!

Such exciting news – my publisher Pen and Sword will be taking the details of my biography of Joe Stirling to the most famous trade book fair in the world – Frankfurt in mid-October.  The sales team will pitch the book to German publishers hoping to find one prepared to buy the translation rights.  To have Joe’s story translated into his home tongue would be more than a dream come true!  No guarantees of course, but many thanks  Pen and Sword Books!

Frankfurt, Germany
Frankfurt, Germany

JOE STIRLING ATTENDS GRADUATION OF HIS BIOGRAPHER!

On Wednesday 22nd July 2015, Joe Stirling, the subject of Escaping Hitler: A Jewish Boy’s Quest for Freedom and His Future, attended the Graduation Ceremony Literature and Creative Writing students at the University of East Anglia in Norwich.  He was my honoured guest, along with my husband Victor Scrivens.  Joe had been an instrumental part in me taking the Master of Arts Degree in Biography and Creative Non-Fiction, so it was fitting that he should witness the grand finale of my efforts.  As Joe’s biographer I was proud to show him off to my friends and colleagues.  He and Victor sat in the front row, meaning I was able to see them as I nervously crossed the stage towards the Vice-Chancellor to shake his hand and receive my treasured certificate.  A very happy day.

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