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The Dynamite Room

The Dynamite Room

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Jason Hewitt,

The Dynamite Room, Museum of Lancashire, April 5 2pm

Novelist Jason Hewitt will launch his debut novel The Dynamite Room in Preston.

Silverdell Books of Kirkham is organising the night at the Museum of Lancashire on April 5.

The book is set in July 1940, as 11-year-old Lydia walking through a village in rural Suffolk on a baking hot day.

“She is wearing a gas mask.

“The shops and houses are empty, windows boarded up and sandbags green with mildew, the village seemingly deserted.

“Leaving it behind, she strikes off down a country lane through the salt marshes to a large Edwardian house – the house she grew up in.

“Lydia finds it empty too, the windows covered in black-out blinds.

“Her family is gone.”

To book ring 01772 683444.

Tickets: £2, redemable against the book.