Springfield Road

Salena Godden's #tumblr - 'Springfield Road' the literary memoir by Salena Godden will be published in September by Unbound.co.uk/books/springfield-road

I am overwhelmed right now. Here’s a selection of a few of the brilliant photos I have been sent of people opening parcels to find their first edition hard back collectable copies of Springfield Road.

These are my friends and my family, my peers and comrades, my crowd funding Unbounders, but they are also officially my patrons now too. Thank you so much for all your kindness and generosity to help me get this book into print. See you all at the launch parties and events and readings and for drinks and laughs throughout autumn!


All my gig dates at the usual place: www.salenagodden.com

And then what happened?

Oh nothing much, the doorbell rang and there was a man delivering this…!!!…and that’s what never giving up or listening to doubt looks like in a box.

THANK YOU to all pledgers and supporters! Thanks for following this tumblr and crowd funding adventure! Lets party! See you at the launch on October 1st!

Yesterday I went into Unbound HQ and signed a kerzillion copies of Springfield Road! They are in the post to you now! Here they come… 

Springfield Road also available as a digital e-book. please log in here to download yours: http://unbound.co.uk/books/springfield-road


Just confirmed: I’m gigging in October 2nd 2014

I’ll have books & cannot wait to go home! woop!


Archive clip:

short clip from the ‘Seaside On The Rocks’ documentary, authored and presented by Salena Godden for Channel 4 TV (2004) - it was part of the ‘Made In Britain’ series.

The music is by SaltPeter, Peter Coyte and Salena Godden’s band. ‘Seaside On The Rocks’ explored the deterioration of Hastings and the decline of the British seaside town, particularly South East coastal towns. In a way this was the beginning of the research for this book, Springfield Road, in many ways this was the beginning of wanting to tell this beautiful story my own way…