Friday 2nd – Friday 30th November 2018
Amanda Berriman “All Roads Lead to Home”
Colinton Library, Saturday 17 November at 2pm
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T he   many   different   directions   Amanda   travelled   in   a   fourteen-year   quest   to become   a   published   author   –   the   hurdles,   pitfalls   and   moments   of   triumph that eventually brought her to Jesika and ‘Home’. Amanda   Berriman   was   born   in   a   British   Military   Hospital   in   Germany   and grew   up   in   Edinburgh   reading   books   (often   borrowed   from   Colinton   Library!), playing music, writing stories and climbing hills. She   studied   music   at   Sheffield   University   before   training   as   a   primary   school teacher   in   Glasgow.   She   taught   in   the   Cambridgeshire   Fens,   County   Durham and   Derbyshire,   and   is   now   a   specialist   music   teacher   at   a   primary   school   in Oldham. She   lives   on   the   edge   of   the   Peak   District   with   her   husband,   two   children   and dogs.
Meet Jesika, aged four and a half. The most extraordinary narrator of 2018.
She lives in a flat with her mother and baby brother and she knows a lot. She knows their flat is high up and the stairs are smelly. She knows she shouldn't draw on the peeling wallpaper or touch the broken window. And she knows she loves her mummy and baby brother Toby.
She does not know that their landlord is threatening to evict them and that Toby’s cough is going to get much worse. Or that Paige, her new best friend, has a secret that will explode their world.