Two Tall Tales and One Short Novel

The first reading, at Foyles, went amazingly well! My fellow novella-ists (hideous coinage, I know) turned out to be accomplished readers and it was a pleasure to listen to them. The audience – dare I say crowd? – was supportive, charming and purchased lots of books, and it didn’t rain! As far as I’m concerned, that’s as close to perfect as any reading ever gets.

Fellow writers Elaine Chiew and Kate Ansell turned up to support me, which was lovely, and Stephen Cotterall came up from Brighton for the launch- I hope he enjoyed it! Fion Gunn came along, and brought with her Ling, the writer and translator of classic English novels whom I met in Beijing, so I felt very honoured by her presence at the event.

I hope tonight’s reading goes just as well, we’re at Crockatt and Powell Booksellers, 119-120 Lower Marsh, London SE1 7AE, but it IS going to rain this time …

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