Last evening I went with a friend to a Book Launch in our neighbouring town of Richmond. There is a tiny book shop called Castle Hill Bookshop and it was held there. Wine and nibbles, the poet herself there to chat to and to sign copies of her book.
The weather was awful - wet, cold and windy - and dark of course. But I must say her friends and the local literati did her proud. The shop was packed to the gunwales and there was a real buzz.
Her new book (she is an established author and poet) is called 'The Dancing Sailors' and after a while the poet (Ann Pilling) read from her collection. I loved the poems and it was interesting to hear the thinking behind them.
A jolly evening was had by all.