Date(s) - 01/30/2022
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
On Sunday, January 30th at 2pm, Toadstool Bookshops will host a free ZOOM Event with author Bill Lockwood. He will be discussing his book Gare De Lyon.
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Mary O’Riley, native of Boston, goes to Paris to study art on the eve of WWII. Caught in the occupation, she works in a bakery but finds herself frequently carrying messages for her boss. When the SS raids the bakery and arrests the owner, Mary must flee Paris to avoid her own arrest, and the Resistance group she has helped assigns her to escort a downed RAF flyer south to Lyon. Freddy Winston volunteered to fly secret missions to occupied France. On one of his runs, gunfire surprises him as Resistance members unload passengers and supplies. The plane catches fire, stranding him behind enemy lines. Freddy doesn’t like that Mary is Irish. She insists she’s just American. They may not like each other but discover quickly they must team up to reach their mutual goal of escaping the Nazis.
Bill Lockwood started writing historical fiction once he retired from social work. Many characters are based on his observation of people over these years. Born in Baltimore, MD, he has lived the last 25 or so years in the south eastern Vermont area. He has been very active in community theater since high school. Bill has a degree in Political Science, and likes to put a little politics and history in his work. Bill has also freelanced articles on the arts and interesting people in the local papers. His short story “The Kids Won’t Leave” appeared in the fall 2020 “Two Hawks Quarterly” literary journal