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Thursday, May 31, 2012


NOVEL TEA IDEA—Downtown’s venerable Westgate Hotel (1055 Second Avenue, 619-238-1818) is offering a ladies’ literary tea, Saturday, June 2 from 2:30 to 5 pm in the grand lobby. While enjoying a traditional afternoon tea, share the poignant and complicated story of New York Times bestselling author Amanda Hodgkinson, who recently published her debut novel “22 Britannia Road.”

Tugging at heart strings, the work takes place during WWII depicting the effect the war had on families, especially one couple who in the aftermath of the war tried to create a home when neither can quite remember what home is.

New York Times said of her novel: "...It is Hodgkinson’s portrait of the primal bond between mother and child, her visceral understanding of the gorgeous, terrible weight of love mothers must carry, war or no war, secret or no secret, that leaves an indelible impression..."

Hodgkinson’s book will be available for purchase and signing at the event. Tea is $40 per person, not including a copy of the novel, tax or gratuity for the wait staff.


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