AN AUTHOR who launched her first book last month is holding a book signing in the place where it all began.

Letchworth GC resident Elizabeth Taylor will be at Waterstones in Hitchin next weekend after writing a story about a family who were deported from Poland at the start of World War II to Russian labour camps.

The family lived and worked in Hitchin for more than 30 years until the end of their lives - where Ms Taylor also grew up and lived until 2002.

The 59-year-old penned Next Stop Siberia at the request of her deceased parents, who originated from Poland and moved to England after the conflict was over in 1945.

Speaking about launching the book in Letchworth GC in July, Ms Taylor said: “It was absolutely fantastic to launch it as it was something I wanted to do for so many years.

“Because the book is about a family who stayed in Hitchin I felt that I needed to go in to Hitchin as it is where the book belongs.”

The book signing, where visitors will also have a chance to ask questions, takes place at the store in Market Place between 10.30am and 12.30pm.