Saturday, 3 December 2011

A Book Launch.

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.

11 comments:

mrsnesbitt said...

Sounds a great evening Pat - well worth venturing outside......how's the weather at your end? Very cold here - think we may see some snow!!!

Gwil W said...

It takes a lot to drag me out on nights of such weather. We have had the driest November for 150 years. No snow on the Alps. The ski season start is postponed.

It's me. said...

supporting the independent book shops so important today--and always a thrill to meet the authors

Heather said...

What a lovely way to spend a cold and dismal evening Pat. A very enterprising bookshop owner and plenty of appreciative customers. It sounds as if it was a most successful event.

acornmoon said...

How lovely, I hope the little bookshop survives, they are having such a hard time. People can buy books online but you can't have drinks and nibbles with the author online!

Titus said...

Oh, sounds like a lovely evening Weaver.

Nora said...

Meeting an author in real life is always a treat. I hope that bookstore does well in the future too and can continue to hold these kinds of events. A successful one is a treat for the author too. XOX

Cloudia said...

jolly!




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Elisabeth said...

It's good to see a poet get some recognition, Pat.

The Weaver of Grass said...

I expect the poet sold quite a few books too, so it is a good evening for all concerned. Thanks for the comments. Sorry about the little square bit at the top of the post - I just could not get rid of it.

Dave King said...

Obviously a splendid evening's enjoyment.