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Deaf stories feature in new book

Local author, Andrew Thorn launches his new book 'Pride of Gloucester' featuring stories from Gloucester's deaf community...
Over the last year Gloucester author Andrew Thorn has worked with 16 groups across Gloucester to create a new novel. Over 300 members of the local community were involved, of all ages and backgrounds.
Each group inspired a short story written by Andrew, with each story being illustrated by local artist Nick Harris, and then Andrew used the 16 stories as the basis for a novel about Gloucester and it's people.
The stories were as diverse as the groups; murder mysteries, fantasy adventures and children's stories. They've all been used as the basis of the novel - with short stories built into it - about a writer coming to Gloucester with a sinister secret agenda, whose life is turned around by the people he meets.
Gloucestershire Deaf Association's story 'The Undiscovered Country' is a particularly complex one. It features a deaf climbing enthusiast whose superior observational skills lead him to stumbling across a secret civilisation, and make him the target of a psychopath!!
Enormous thanks go out to GDA for taking part, especially Helen Sydenham, Kim Fletcher, Richard Fletcher, Reg Cobb, Jenny Hopkins and interpreter, Hannah Ede.
The book 'Pride of Gloucester', is being launched at the Gloucester branch of Waterstones on Saturday 8th August between 10am and 2pm. So come along and celebrate Gloucester. Special collectors-edition copies are available on the day prior to mainstream publication for £7.99.
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