Join Bonnie Meekums at Lees Library

Local writer, Bonnie Meekums, celebrates the launch of her debut novel, A Kind of Family. The book challenges traditional ideas about what constitutes family, overcoming grief, healing the past, and ultimately hope.

Forty-something Northern UK psychotherapist and university lecturer Rachel longs for a close family when, a year after their parents die her brother decides to cut off all contact. Out of the blue she meets Fran, a petite, attractive and outgoing community artist who disturbs and excites her.

Shortly after this Aggie appears, looking like a relic from the 1960s and with a strong working-class London accent. She takes a strong interest in Rachel’s relationship with Fran. But who is she, and why is Rachel the only one that can see and hear her?

A Kind of Family

When Fran’s mother dies, the two women discover a family secret that impacts on their decision to try for a baby. But there is more shock and heartache to come, and a tough decision to be made before Rachel finally finds her own kind of family. This is a story that challenges traditional ideas about what constitutes family. It is also about overcoming grief, and healing the past; about love, loss, and ultimately hope.

You will be able to buy a signd copyof Bonnies new novel at the event.


Mon 9 Mar 2020 7pm - 8.30pm


Lees Library

Lees Library Community Hub, , Thomas Street, Lees, , OL4 5DA.




Book online here


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Bonnie Meekums

Join Bonnie Meekums at Lees Library

Mon 9 Mar 2020 7pm - 8.30pm Lees Library

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