“Vera’s Story”

Author Frances Y. Evan at Stratford Library Sunday Afternoon Talks

Sunday November 6th 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Stratford Library Lovell Room

The Stratford Library continues “Sunday Afternoon Talks”, its series of informative and entertaining talks featuring prominent local guest speakers, with Stratford’s Frances Y. Evan, author of “Vera’s Story: Hidden Scars of War”, on Sunday, November 6th. The talk will be presented live in the Library’s Lovell Room.  It is free and open to the public.

In “Vera’s Story” a young girl suffers personal loss with the death of her father during WWII and must endure all the hardships living in a frequently bombed suburb of London with her mother.  Displaced from their home, the two are compelled to remain strong and to make the best life possible for themselves whether in an air raid shelter, living in rented rooms, or navigating bombed out streets.  The losses, terror, rationing, and the huge sacrifice of childhood and education, remained with Vera throughout her life.  A popular wartime adage became Vera’s abiding principal by which to live. Keep Calm and Carry On.

Stratford author Frances Y. Evan was born in England and wrote “Vera’s Story” as a tribute to her mother.  When her mother passed away several years ago, Evan decided that her story must be told. “Vera’s Story” tells the tale of a not so ordinary, ordinary woman whose memories of war were never far below the surface.  Evan is also the author of several young adult titles as well as adult historical fiction.

The “Sunday Afternoon Talks” series, hosted by Charles Lautier of Stratford, is held from 2-3:30 p.m. in the Stratford Library Lovell Room, 2203 Main Street.  For further information visit: www.stratfordlibrary.org , or call the Library at: 203.385-4162

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