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‘Refugees on Lesbos: one volunteer's story" with Bev Jackson

Bev Jackson discusses her experience volunteering for Starfish, a group helping refugees arriving from Turkey to the Greek island of Lesbos.

Activist Bev Jackson will be at Housmans to present her book A Month with Starfish, which recounts her her experience volunteering in November 2015 with Starfish Foundation, a group that helps refugees arriving from Turkey to the Greek island of Lesbos. A Month with Starfish is a largely light hearted account of Bev’s trip to a kaleidoscopic world that provided her with a crash course in human possibilities and her own limitations.


“…a wonderful book. I read it in one go and was profoundly moved and educated too. It is a fresh, honest and compassionate insight into the life of a Lesvos volunteer” – Esther Freud

About the Author

Bev Jackson was a founding member of the UK Gay Liberation Front. She then moved to Amsterdam, where she raised two daughters, worked as a teacher and translator and now lives with her wife and two dogs.


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Date and Time:

15 June 2016 at 7:00 pm





Housmans Bookshop
5 Caledonian Road
King’s Cross
N1 9DX
020 7837 4473

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