Springfield Road

By Salena Godden

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

Sunday, 1 March 2015

We're taking 'Springfield Road' to Springfield Road // Roll up for the latest 'Waiting For Godden'

The Book Club Boutique take 'Springfield Road' home to Springfield Road

An evening of Books, Booze and Boogie-Woogie marking the publication of Salena Godden's literary memoir about growing up on Springfield Road. For one night only we will meet in the beautiful Bank House, located in the halls of the old Nat West Bank on the corner of Springfield Road, St Leonards, Hastings.

For this one-off event and intimate gathering there will be film, live music, dancing and poetry. Fabulous guest speakers include writer and broadcaster COLIN GRANT; local historian and author GARETH REES; Hastings-born poet and musician OLI SPLEEN and London poet AMY ACRE plus lead singer of Vibe Machine, Hastings-born poet DAVE PEPPER and more surprise guests.... Disco will be provided by DJ HARRY K. The Book Club Boutique were last in Hastings to host a ‘Save Hastings Pier’ fundraiser in April 2011 – We're so excited and look forward to seeing our Hastings friends and family again! See you next Saturday March 7th at 7pm.

Some party people are gathering to get the train together on Saturday afternoon from Brighton or London. Please check the facebook page for further details and join the party trains if you like. This is going to be such a random event, but its a way of completing a circle and a wonderful opportunity to share the book, to introduce my ghosts to the new residents of Springfield Road.


This week was a weird week for me. We have had a family beareavement. I have had insomnia, been distracted and worrying, watching late-night telly and doing way too much twitter. One of my tweets was on breakfast televison, GMTV. Wierd. These series of events sparked me to write a response. My latest blog is a bit about the media, the Oscars and the Brits and how I feel about my peers and my heroes, growing up and growing older in public.

"Patti Smith is 68. Debbie Harry is 69. Julianne Moore is 54. Madonna is 56. Please let me know if you need any other famous women's ages. Happy to help." READ MORE HERE: WAITING FOR GODDEN

Thanks and love to all Unbounders! Warm welcome new followers!

Keep fighting the good fight!


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