|I was there!|
Lady M still here but for the last week. Sofia and Donald will be back next week for the summer holidays and talking you through 'her' books as holiday reads.
On Saturday I was at the three day Gedling Book Festival, organised by the New Writers UK, and held in Arnot Hill Park, Nottingham. Each day had a specific theme; Friday was 'history' day, Saturday, 'children's' day, Sunday, 'crime' day. It was described as 'For writers, for readers, for everyone'. There was a full programme of events, talks, activities, performances, stalls, authors and live music. Certainly a lot of things to enjoy in beautiful surroundings and definitely something for everyone.
I was in a marquee with other authors. We all survived the heat while resisting temptation to go for a paddle and cool down in the inviting fountain and small lake. I had my usual stroll round and took photographs, (pretty pics!). This was not just a 'book' do but others were invited and joined in the fun. I'm always attracted to jewellery and loved some of the pieces on the Bijoux Blitz stand, Original Handmade Jewellery by Sally Sanderson. If you like some of her pieces contact firstname.lastname@example.org
There's always new and interesting people to meet on these occasions and exciting events. I'm still thinking about the 11th century Thane I encountered at Hucknall two weeks ago who was wealthy because the King had seen fit to give him two villages. Then, there are the peeps who have become like old friends. Some of you will remember Alan Dance, the historical Nottingham fiction author. I met him in the car park this time which was extremely useful because he had been exhibiting on the Friday and escorted me to the venue.
|Lazing on a Saturday afternoon|
|Waterstones were there!|