Springfield Road

By Salena Godden

A poetic, funny and touching memoir of childhood in the 1970s

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

'Springfield Road' chosen to launch the 'For Books Sake' Online Book Club & more...

Hello Unbound comrades and welcome to all newbies to this page,

I hope you are all warm and toasty ... I have just returned from a week teaching up in the north in Yorkshire, The Ted Hughes Centre, Arvon Lumb Bank, where it snowed heavily but we had alot of fun writing snowy themed poems with a rowdy class of 13 and 14 year old boys. I love snow and this was a wonderful wintry week of creativity to kick start 2015.

I'm back in London now, and my new year news is that Springfield Road has been chosen for the For Books Sake Online Book Club. There will be a live twitter discussion and Q&A tomorrow, Wednesday January 28th from 7pm. If you have read the book or are currently reading it you might like to join us, comment, tweet and follow @ForBooksSake using the tag #fbsbookclub  - Thanks to FBS for all their support! Amazing stuff! Thank you!


Gig dates and audio links:

Feb 8th: Jazz Verse Jukebox / Ronnie Scott's, Soho, London

Feb 29th: Rally and Broad / Edinburgh 

March 7th: The Book Club Boutique: The Bankhouse / Hastings

March 9th: Three Black British memoirs: Colin Grant, Salena Godden & Gabriel Gbadamosi / Kings Place, London

NPR: Arun Rath interviews Salena Godden: 'All Things Considered' NPR Radio

BBC R4:  'Loose Ends' feat. Benjamin Zephania, David Morrissey, Salena Godden, Paul Heaton & more...

BBC R4: 'The Lost Legacy of Little Miss Cornshucks' itunes podcast


Thank you to all of you for your support and see you soon,

All the best,



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