Getting Pally with Ally!
SHEILA NORTON, WHO lives in Stock and works at Broomfield Hospital, has begun a second career - as a writer. Her first novel The Trouble with Ally was published by Piatkus in hardback in February and will be issued next month in paperback.
To mark the occasion, Sheila will be signing copies on the 5th July at Stock Library.

The village library may be the smallest in Essex, but it's already established on the literary map, thanks to Phil Lovesey's novella If Books Could Kill - so it's the ideal place to launch Sheila Norton's book!

Cllr Bonnie Hart, Essex County Council's cabinet member for lifelong learning and libraries, says: 'Sheila Norton's new career is on the up and up!

Her second novel is due from Piatkus Books in November, and she has a contract for two more.

Our county has a proud literary heritage, and we in Essex Libraries are delighted to support a talented local author.' Sheila Norton is a name to remember.

Come to Stock Library between 7.00 and 8.30 pm on Saturday the 5th July, and you can take a glass of wine with her - and make the acquaintance of Ally Bridgeman.

The Trouble with Ally is a light-hearted account of an ordinary working woman's life and problems - but Ally isn't quite Bridget Jones. She's fifty, and trying very hard not to be! Stock Library is in the centre of the village in Swan Lane. See you there!
Sheila Norton
Roger Johnson
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