English countryside nostalgia turns a page for Gymea author of Thursday's Child

Debut novel: Gymea author Tracey Friday is launching her first book.

Debut novel: Gymea author Tracey Friday is launching her first book.

Thursday’s Child is a historical fictitious tale of love, loss, deceit and courage.

Gymea author Tracey Friday tells the story of Maggie, a spirited girl growing up in an English country village surrounded by apple orchards and fields.

Life could be idyllic, if not for the unwelcome intrusion of air raids.

It’s 1941 and World War II is raging. When peace is declared in 1945, other personal battles for Maggie begin to take hold, But they also lead her along a brave journey.

The author’s familial sense of the setting comes to the fore, illuminating all senses in captivating spirit. 

This debut novel was inspired by her childhood memories, but based on a bygone era.

Thursday’s Child launches on February 16 from 2pm-4pm at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Gymea.

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