Popular bookshop Griffin Books is set to host an enlightening evening with writer Tracy King.

The award-winning Penarth-based store welcomes Ms King, a producer and emerging author, to share her latest work, 'Learning To Think'. Her raw memoir provides not just a brutally honest depiction of life below the poverty line, but a sincere homage to literature's transformative ability.

Recalling her childhood on a nondescript council estate near Birmingham, Ms King exposes her home life's harsh realities: her father's alcoholism, her mother's agoraphobia, and her sister being taken into care.

By twelve, she found herself without a father and with a mother drawn towards born-again Christianity.

Her story, while far from a cult saga, portrays an ordinary family trapped within a flawed system.

Ms King's journey of overcoming these challenging circumstances, facilitated by the power of literature, makes for a compelling read.

Her memoir is expected to resonate with fans of 'Educated' by Tara Westover.

Griffin Books owner Mel Griffin will interview Ms King during the event at the Glamorganshire Golf Club on March 21, at 7.30pm.

For those interested, tickets are available on the Griffin Books website.