Friends of Gloucestershire Libraries are delighted to have received the following message of support from author Anna Bowles. Anna’s story is an illustration of the important role that libraries play. Thank you Anna!
I just read online that Hesters Way library is likely to close, and I’m appalled. I grew up in Orchard Avenue and the library was vital to me. My parents wanted to educate me but didn’t have much education themselves, and that little library opened up a whole world to me. I went on to win a scholarship to the Ladies College. Now I work in children’s publishing myself and have had many books published. www.annabowles.co.uk
If you can make use of my story in any publicity material, or in any other way, I’d be happy to help.