Authors of ‘She’s A Boy’ at Spalding’s Bookmark

Former Free Press and Guardian reporter Louise Chapman with Joe Holliday ANL-150915-171020001
Former Free Press and Guardian reporter Louise Chapman with Joe Holliday ANL-150915-171020001
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The authors behind a book that has attracted international media coverage are to appear at Spalding’s Bookmark store.

She’s A Boy is the shocking true story of Joe Holliday, who was born a boy but raised a girl.

Joe (27) lives in Acacia Avenue, Spalding and the book was written by former Lincolnshire Free Press and Spalding Guardian reporter Louise Chapman, who also lives in the town.

Louise (35) said: “There has been such a supportive and encouraging reaction to the book and Joe from people in Spalding and far beyond.

“Bookmark has invited Joe and I in to give people the chance to see how Joe is getting along now, hear a little about the whirlwind of the last few weeks since the book was released and ask any questions they have about Joe’s life or how the book came about.”

She’s A Boy has attracted five star reader reviews. Since its release last month, the book and Joe have been featured on ITV’s This Morning, in Best magazine, Vanity Fair Italy and on BBC radio.

Joe and Louise will appear at Bookmark in a special evening event, starting at 7.15pm on Wednesday, October 14. Tickets, including a glass of wine or juice, cost £3.50.

She’s A Boy, published by Thistle Publishing, will soon be available to buy in Bookmark and can be ordered in store now for collection on the night. Books must be ordered by Friday, September 25, to guarantee availability on the night.

To book tickets for the event or order your copy of She’s A Boy contact Bookmark on 01775 769231 or visit the store in The Crescent, Spalding.

Bookmark holds regular events with top authors, including recently Judy Finnigan and Richard Madeley and T R Richmond.

To find out more about She’s A Boy and Louise Chapman visit


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