Tracy King: Learning to Think

Learning to Think by Tracy King is a shocking, inspiring and ultimately hopeful memoir that holds up a mirror to the everyday realities of living in poverty. It is also a testament to the power of books and of learning to think for yourself.

Join us at Glamorganshire Golf Club for what is sure to be a fascinating evening.

When you have nothing, you cling to whatever gives you hope…

Put yourself in Tracy King’s shoes. Growing up on an ordinary council estate outside Birmingham, in a house filled with creativity, curiosity and love, but marked by her father’s alcoholism and her mother’s agoraphobia. By the time she turns twelve, her father has been killed, her sister taken into care and her mother ensnared by the promises of born-again Christianity.

This isn’t the stuff of cult documentaries; it is the story of an ordinary family trapped in a broken system. One that could happen to anyone without the tools to transform their circumstances. And it’s the story of how Tracy found her way out.

Educated meets Lowborn and much more; Learning to Think is a stunning coming-of-age story about belief and the liberating power of books and education.


Mar 21 2024


7:30 pm




The Glamorganshire Golf Club


Griffin Books