Hannah Kate

poet, short story writer and editor based in Manchester

North Manchester FM: Hannah’s Bookshelf, Saturday 2 June, 2-4pm

Join me on Saturday at 2pm for more from Hannah’s Bookshelf on North Manchester FM. This week, my guest will be the fantastic Barbara Angela Kealy.

Barbara is the author of Double Deception, a crime thriller set in the world of celebrity lookalikes. Born in London, Barbara attended the local dance school at an early age, before moving to America as an au pair. After working in New York for a time, she returned to London and joined the Lissenden Players, an old-time music hall group in North London. Shortly after forwarding her portfolio to a prestigious agency, Barbara became a lookalike for the iconic Joan Collins, travelling around the United Kingdom and Europe in her exiciting new show business career. This experience inspired her first novel, Double Deception, which draws on the entertaining stories and fascinating experiences Barbara found in the ‘copycat’ world of lookalikes.

I’ll be talking to Barbara about her novel, and about her intriguing career as ‘Joan Collins’. And, of course, she’ll be sharing her selections for this week’s Apocalypse Books.

Tune in on Saturday at 2pm on 106.6FM (if you’re in the North Manchester area) or listen online (if you’re further afield).

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