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I Love Sir Brucie

What a treat of a repeat, seeing Brucie host Have I got News For You again last night on BBC2. What a legend. I love this man.

As I’ve mentioned once or twice before on this blog, Sir Bruce Forsyth was the inspiration for my novel The Generation Game. Just as I was writing this post, I had a photo sent to me by my husband, who’s up in Liverpool for the Labour Party Conference. He found time to go into Waterstones and saw my book there, wedged between Daphne Du Maurier and Stella Duffy and close to Ruth Dugdall, a fellow Legend Press novelist. So exciting to see it on the shelves….finally!

Yeovil to Godalming

Met some lovely people in Yeovil Waterstones on Saturday. Thanks to all those who showed an interest in The Generation Game. It all started with the Yeovil Literary Prize back in 2006 when I won the novel competition with the opening chapters. Five years later I was back in Yeovil which was really special.

One of the lovely people I met was Ian James, based locally in the RAF. His wife kindly let him pose in the photo with me! (All the best with the baby, guys.)

Check out the Yeovil Literary Prize website on the 14th September for the results of this year’s competition…

And I’m booksigning in Godalming Waterstones this Saturday 10th September from 11.oo to 1.00. Please pop by if you’re out and about in the area. I’d love to see you!

 

On the road…

On Saturday I did my first book signing for The Generation Game in Exeter Roman Gate Waterstones. It was really nerve-wracking. Do I make eye contact with punters? Do I look busy with some writing? Do I just be bold and come out with: Would you like to buy my book? 

 I tried all three attacks and some paid off some of the time. My favourite customer was the lovely Camilla from Denmark. I really hope she gets those 1970s television references…

So tomorrow I am being picked up by a photographer from the Western Morning News and we’re heading off to Teignmouth seafront for some photos to go with an interview I did last week.

I’ll have to carefully disguise my roots and hope there’s a little sunshine.

And what’s next? More book signings … Plymouth, Yeovil, Godalming… so exciting!

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