Thursday, March 21, 2013


Is it possible in the span of two days to meet with another group of knowledgeable,  interesting and international women who make up this outstanding Breakfast Book Club.? It is and they are indeed
a remarkable group of women.

Thank you, Karla Hager for suggesting 21 ALDGATE to your book club and for hosting the meeting at your beautiful home, and thanks to Betty Conard leader of the club for organizing the meeting.

Stimulating discussion followed Patricia's talk which centered around the impact of the war on Clara, (cited as a a true feminist); on the family, the east end, and on Victoria, the child. The issue of women spying for the allies who kept true the secrecy of their missions, brought out the intrigue of Clara's work at the Gallery which fronted for the French Resistance,  The international members of the book club drew on their personal experiences in London and other parts of the world during and after the War.  World War II is a subject that does not go away.

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It was such a great pleasure to meet you and we look forward to meeting you again once Patricia Friedberg's "LETTERS FROM WANKIE" is released.


Wednesday, March 20, 2013


Many Thanks - you Gals have anything but  a SHORT ATTENTION SPAN.

What a delight it was to meet with this erudite group of women and to engage in stimulating conversation and lively discussion about "21 ALDGATE", the period in which the story is set, the
intriguing story, the characters - Clara, as a role model of feminist and the events leading up to the
the war; the 1930's and the literature and art that grew out of that period in history; and not in the least recognition of Patricia Friedberg's ability in her writing to keep readers intensely intrigued "unable to put the book down"... and this while being wined and dined.

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Thank you Beth Karlin, for introducing the SAS Book Club to "21 ALDGATE".  We look forward to meeting you again when"Letters From Wankie" is released.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013


Many thanks to all and especially to Linda Dunlap for hosting the 2013 Annual Literary Luncheon for the AAUW (American Association of University Women)

Guest Speaker at the luncheon with 110 women in attendance was Patricia Friedberg who spoke about her enthusiastically received novel, "21 ALDGATE", its back story and why she was motivated to write it.

Following the talk a queue wound halfway around the room for Patricia to autograph their books.

Thank you all.  It was an outstanding and memorable event!