Hampshire author Eric Stanway will be appearing at Village Square Booksellers
in Bellows Falls, VT on Saturday Sept 22 at 2pm to talk about his latest book,
Madame Sherri. Take a walk through West Chesterfield, New Hampshire, and
you will discover, deep in the woods, the crumbling remains of Madame Sherri’s
castle. Theatrical, eccentric and flamboyant, Madame scandalized the locals for
years, before succumbing to poverty. Here, illustrated with a smorgasbord
of illustrations and photographs, is the diva’s full story, told here for the
Eric Stanway is a writer, artist and musician with over three decades of experience. As an artist, he has illustrated a number of adaptations of classic horror stories by Ambrose Bierce, Robert Louis Stevenson and Charles Dickens. He is notable for his his adaptation of the film “Night of the Living Dead,” followed by his collaboration with Clive Barker, “Night of the Living Dead: London.” He also writes a history/food column for the Nashua Telegraph, entitled “A Taste of History.” He lives in Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire, with his significant other, an extended family and Duncan, a huge black cat. Call 802-463-9404 for book and event reservations.
POSTPONED FROM 9/15!
"Sit down boys, my name's Stanway. Give me your names for a seating plan so that I can get to know you." "Tony Brown." "John Smith." "Gary Thompson." "Robert Davies." So far so good, then the rot set in. "Adolf Hitler." "Tarzan." "Mickey Mouse." All accompanied by a sudden and increasingly noisy outbreak of shuffling feet, coughing and derisive laughter... In this honest and touching memoir, Eric Stanway recalls his first years in the approved school system, chronicling the social realities of post-war Britain alongside his own personal journey. The story is one of false starts, failures and hard lessons learned, by himself as much as any of his pupils. It is also a love story, as Eric describes how a romance born from a wartime evacuation became first a marriage and then a rich working partnership. From Brickbats to Bouquets evokes a lost era, and its detail will be familiar to all who remember those years. But at the same time its message is timeless: that the damage done by fear, abuse and neglect can be mended through love, persistence and abiding faith - in God and in the resilience of the human spirit.