A Brighton based Author, Playwright, Insatiable Reader, Publisher ....and foodie.
I thought I would re-read my bookshelves, prior to a much needed cull. Keepers or charity shop? Please help me decide. Most of the books are beloved old friends, some are new, and some are waiting to be tasted. Some need to GO.
I am convinced that one day I will be found buried under the toppling pile of books on my bedside table, but tant pis, there are worse ways to go. I blame it on my mother. She was a true bibliophile, teaching me to read when I was four, begging me with tears in her eyes that “It would be so much fun!” She was right. It was.
Some of her books I inherited (apart from the Dickens which she adored and I had, and have, an aversion to) So, I thought I’d start with some of her old friends.
What a fantastic evening! It was a cold and frosty night but we had a full house in teh cosy barn in Ditchling. Though we were all chilled to the bone with scary readings from Julia Crouch (who revealed that a film of her first book CUCKOO published by Headline is in the offing)and we shivered when Tom read from his book SKIN & BONES published by Preface when he describes a massacre in a small village in East Sussex - very much like Ditchling. *Scream* But the tots of quince vodka kept our spirits high!
Do join us for our next Book Lovers' Supper Club on February 27th with Sarah Rayner and best selling author Lesley Pearse, who has told me that David Bowie wrote a song about her (faints with excitement)
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