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TCR Presents: 'A Puff of Smoke', An Evening with Graphic Novelist Sarah Lippett

Thursday 7th November 18:30 - 20:00 at London - Tottenham Court Road

Join us for a wonderfully engaging and interesting event with Sarah Lippett, who will be in conversation discussing her moving, often very funny graphic memoir, 'A Puff of Smoke', all about what it is like to grow up with an illness that no one can diagnose.

When the headaches started, Sarah Lippett would stand alone on a different side of the playground from the other children. When she started to drag one of her legs, her parents took her to hospital, and so began the visits to many different doctors, each one more bewildered by her illness than the last. Initially schooled at home, when Sarah went back to school she was placed with the struggling kids, and still so often ill, she felt even more alone.

But although Sarah's parents often despaired of the stream of appointments and no cure, they never showed it and she grew up in the midst of a boisterous, loving family and found good friends at last, as well as venturing into bands, art, boys, books and records.

In her newest graphic novel, published by Jonathan Cape, Sarah masterfully uses the form to explore these highly emotive issues in a way that opens up her experience to us through strikingly beautiful illustrations. Sarah received much praise for her previous work 'Stan and Nan', and her newest book is every bit as wonderful.

Make sure to book your tickets early to avoid disappointment. You can include your copy of the book in your ticket. Books will also be available to purchase on the night.

London - Tottenham Court Road Waterstones, London - Tottenham Court Road
Thursday 7th November 18:30 - 20:00

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