Art and Mavis’s Shoe – Preview, Thursday March 10, 2011

Wine, chat and whisky (sponsored by Glengoyne Distillery) with a short talk and reading by Sue Reid Sexton.

In celebration of the launch of Sue Reid Sexton’s new novel Mavis’s Shoe, IRONBBRATZ and Waverley Books are delighted to announce, ‘Art and Mavis’s Shoe’ an exhibition that addresses themes present in the novel.

Mavis’s Shoe is ‘a strong novel about the trauma of the Clydebank Blitz during the Second World War told through the eyes of a young girl, Lenny Gillespie.’

The exhibition will include work by:
Antony Lakey –
Cheryl Perkins –
Derek McPherson
Gary Birnie –
Kyla Tomlinson –
Marion Innes –
Ruth Laila Steffensen –

More info about Mavis’s Shoe:
Lenny survives the bombing, but in the chaos of that night she cannot find her mum and her wee sister, Mavis. Told in an urgent, true-grit voice, the story describes the devastation of the blitz as seen through Lenny’s eyes. During her desperate search for her mum and sister, Lenny finds a shoe she thinks belongs to Mavis and it becomes her talisman in the days that follow. Lenny is forced to flee over the hills to the hut community of Carbeth in the company of a scary neighbour, Mr Tait, her old school teacher, Miss Weatherbeaten, and little Rosie, a girl who is oddly like Mavis. With Mr Tait’s help she finds her mother but still no Mavis. It is left to Lenny herself to return to the terrifying scenes of devastation and search amongst the rubble for her wee sister.



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