Melissa York, Reporter
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Vivian Archer, manager of the Newham Bookshop, is looking for organisations and clubs that care for the elderly to donate Gilda O’Neill books to.
Vivian is a trustee of a new charity called Gilda Street in honour of the author whose books about the East End are firm favourites.
Described as a ‘close friend’ of the Newham Bookshop, Vivian said she was ‘devastated’ when Gilda when passed away at the age of 59 in 2010.
She said: “She loved the East End and she loved the people of the East End.
“If anyone works with old people and would like a donation of Gilda’s books, them write to me or ring me up.
“It’s in her memory - we’ll do lots in her memory - and it’s what she would have wanted to happen with her books.”
Write to Vivian by visiting www.newhambooks.co.uk or by calling 0208 552 9993.