The Forty Elephants Book Launch with Erin Bledsoe

Wednesday, August 24, 2022 - 7:00pm

Westgate Shopping Center

2513 Jackson Avenue

Ann Arbor, MI 48103

 

Join us for the launch of The Forty Elephants with Michigan author Erin Bledsoe. Come as you are - no need to don your best vintage dress and jewels - but please, no shoplifting!

This event is free to attend. However it helps us in planning to receive your RSVP. Please register here so we know you plan to join us: https://fortyelephants-nicolasbooks.eventbrite.com

 

About the Book
Inspired by the true story of Alice Diamond and the Forty Elephants, the first all-female gang of London.
London in the 1920s is no place for a woman with a mind of her own. Gang wars, violence, and an unforgiving world have left pickpocket Alice Diamond scrambling to survive in the Mint, the gritty neighborhood her family has run for generations. When her father goes to jail yet again and her scam artist brother finds himself in debt to the dangerous McDonald crime syndicate, Alice takes over. Fighting for power at every turn, she struggles to protect her father's territory and keep the people she loves safe from some of London's most dangerous criminals.
Recruited by the enigmatic Mary Carr, Alice boldly chooses to break her father's edict against gangs and become part of a group of notorious lady shoplifters, the Forty Elephants. Leaving the Mint behind, she and the other girls steal from the area's poshest department stores, and for the first time in her life, Alice Diamond tastes success. But it's not long before she wants more--no matter the cost. And when her past and present collide, there's no escaping the girl from the Mint.
 

This event is free to attend. However it helps us in planning to receive your RSVP. Please register here so we know you plan to join us: https://fortyelephants-nicolasbooks.eventbrite.com

 

About the Author:
Erin Bledsoe was told in sixth grade that her essay on Marie Antoinette showed promise, fueling her dream to write about historical women. When she’s not writing, she’s exploring nature, collecting journals, or rolling dice at a table with friends playing Dungeons & Dragons. She lives with her husband and children in Michigan.

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$27.99
ISBN: 9781665019897
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Published: Blackstone Publishing - August 23rd, 2022