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Coffee & Cake with author LIZ TRENOW

Friday 27th March – Oasis Café from 2-4pm
Tickets £5 

Colchester-based novelist, Liz Trenow, joins us to talk about the inspiration behind her latest book, Under a Wartime Sky, set around the development of radar at Bawdsey, Suffolk during World War II.

Bawdsey Manor holds a secret.

1936: the threat of war hangs over Europe. Churchill gathers the brightest minds in Britain at a grand house in Suffolk. Bound to complete secrecy, they work together on an invention that could mean victory for the Allies. Among them is Vic, a gifted but shy physicist who, for the first time, feels like he belongs. Local girl Kathleen wants to do more than serving tea and biscuits to ‘do her bit’.
So when the Bawdsey team begin to recruit women to operate their top secret system, she dedicates herself to this life-or-death work. Kath and Vic form an unlikely friendship as the skies over Britain fill with German bombers. Little does Kath know just whose life she will change forever, one fateful night . . .Based on the real history of Bawdsey Manor, Under a Wartime Sky, is a novel about courage, belonging and hope.