An Afternoon with Jacqueline Wilson

Join children's author, Jacqueline Wilson, to hear all about her brand new book, Wave Me Goodbye.


Join us at Conway Hall in the company of this much-loved author to hear all about her brand new book, Wave Me Goodbye, which is set at the beginning of WWII. Jacqueline will also talk about her life, how she has become one of the best-selling authors of recent years and about a host of her well known characters such as Hetty Feather and Tracy Beaker.

"September, 1939. As the Second World War begins, ten-year-old Shirley is sent away on a train with her schoolmates. She doesn’t know where she’s going, or what’s going to happen to her when she gets there. All she has been told is that she’s going on ‘a little holiday’.

Shirley is billeted in the country, with two boys from East End London, Kevin and Archie – and their experiences living in the strange, half-empty Red House, with the mysterious and reclusive Mrs Waverley, will change their lives for ever.

Award-winning, bestselling and beloved author Jacqueline Wilson turns to this period of history for the first time, in this beautiful, moving story of friendship and bravery against the backdrop of the worst conflict the world has ever known."

This is a family event and all ages are welcome. Including 16 years and younger accompanied by a full paying adult.

You can order a pre-signed copy to collect from Newham Books' table at the event.

A (pre-)launch of Refugees Week at Conway Hall in June 2017. Proceeds will be donated to Help Refugees and Batersea Dogs & Cats Home.

Date 27/05/2017
Time 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Venue Conway Hall
25 Red Lion Square

Conway Hall & Newham Bookshop
Category Arts and Culture
Price £5 - £18