Re­vis­it­ing Mary’s tale

Book sign­ing of pa­per­back ver­sion at Water­stones

Harefield Gazette - - FRONT PAGE - By Bar­bara Fisher ed­i­to­ri­aluxbridge@trin­i­

BEST­SELLING au­thor Phyl­lis Whit­sell re­turned to Water­stones in intu Uxbridge last week to sign copies of the newly-re­leased pa­per­back ver­sion of her book Find­ing Tip­per­ary Mary.

The book tells how she found her mother who gave her up for adop­tion and then nursed her when she was ill – all with­out her mother know­ing who she was.

Phyl­lis is pic­tured here with the Gazette’s Bar­bara Fisher who helped with the book.

THE au­thor of the in­ter­na­tional best­seller Find­ing Tip­per­ary Mary re­turned to the Uxbridge branch of Water­stones on Wed­nes­day, fol­low­ing the suc­cess­ful launch of the hard­back there in Fe­bru­ary.

Phyl­lis Whit­sell has al­ready been sign­ing copies of the newly pub­lished pa­per­back in Birm­ing­ham and Coven­try, but in Uxbridge she had the ex­tra bonus of meet­ing sev­eral Gazette read­ers who had heard of her book through the news­pa­per.

Phyl­lis’s nat­u­ral warmth shone through as she chat­ted eas­ily with the cus­tomers, many of whom had al­ready read the book or seen her on tele­vi­sion, on The One Show and This Morn­ing, ear­lier this year.

Though she has now re­turned to the Mid­lands, signed copies are avail­able at Water­stones in Intu shop­ping cen­tre.

Phyl­lis said: “It was lovely to re­turn to Uxbridge where we had such a fan­tas­tic launch of Find­ing Tip­per­ary Mary ear­lier this year.

“Thank you to the staff at Water­stones who made me so wel­come, and also to the many friendly peo­ple who came to chat, many of them shar­ing their own sto­ries with me.”

TOUCH­ING STORY: Au­thor Phyl­lis Whit­sell with the Gazette’s Bar­bara Fisher who helped write the book and right, sign­ing copies for read­ers

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