As featured in the last issue of ECHO, Earlsdon writer and former Evening Telegraph journalist Pete Walters has written a history of the city, The Story of Coventry. Unsurprisingly, given its cast of memorable characters drawn from the city’s eventful history, Pete’s work has excited a great deal of local interest. And while he’s not on the literary festival circuit yet, Pete has nevertheless been snapped up by the talent-spotters at Earlsdon Library to talk about his book.
He will be speaking at the library on Saturday 15 February at 2pm. He tells ECHO that his talk will last about 45 minutes, with an opportunity for questions afterwards. If you haven’t already bought a copy, Pete’s story of the city whose common people regularly rose against their local overlords, and which added the “canary girls” to its population during the First World War, will have you enthralled. If you haven’t yet got a copy, you can buy one on the day (priced £17.99), which Pete will gladly sign for you. (And if you’ve bought a copy already, you can take that along for him to sign). The book is also available from Earlsdon Post Office, Waterstone’s, WH Smith and the Herbert Art Gallery.