Friends of the SHC Library to host ‘A Conversation with Manda Collins’ Feb. 15

Mon, 01/30/2012 - 12:45pm

MOBILE, Ala. – The Friends of the Spring Hill College Library will host “A Conversation with Manda Collins,” author of “How to Dance with a Duke,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15 at Stewartfield on the Spring Hill College campus.  Dr. John Hafner, professor emeritus, will moderate discussion.

Amanda Collins is a librarian in Burke Memorial Library by day, and this will be a special night to celebrate her achievement by those in the Spring Hill community.  “How to Dance with a Duke” is the first book in Collins’ “Ugly Ducklings” series.  The historical romance follows Miss Cecily Hurston as she tries to clear her father’s name in a scandal by gaining entrance into the exclusive Egyptian Club.  While the novel is set in England, much of the plot revolves around Egypt and Egyptian culture as Cecily discovers more about her father’s life as an Egyptologist.  Lucas Dalton, Duke of Winterson, adds romance and intrigue to the story when he makes an alliance with Cecily. 

Refreshments will follow. Admission is free for Friends of the SHC Library members. A $5 donation is recommended. For additional information, contact Tracy Parman at (251) 380-2273 or