Monday, 7 September 2009

Launch Pad

I've just been at the launch of Terence Frisby's Kisses on a Postcard in London, to which the lovely people of Bloomsbury invited me. I haven't mentioned the book on here yet because I only finished it on the coach to London - and now I'm far too tired - but suffice to say it had me (discretely) weeping on the Oxford Tube, and is a wonderful autobiographical account of being an evacuee to Cornwall. More very soon...

But I couldn't let the day end without saying what a joy and a pleasure it was to attend the launch, with Elaine from Random Jottings, and everybody I met was so lovely, welcoming, and uniting in praise of Terry Frisby's book. I can't remember everyone's names, so I shan't mention any of them, but everyone at Bloomsbury - I loved meeting you, and had a great evening! And now I want to come and work with you all. I will mention *one* name, actually, and say how nice it was to meet Penelope Beech, the talented artist behind the covers of the Bloomsbury Group series. Oh, but everyone else too - perhaps you might break anonymity and say hello in the comments?

More about Kisses on a Postcard as soon as my brain is alert (isn't this just the journalistic fervour so needed in this day and age? Ahem.)


  1. This looks wonderful! And I'm glad you had such a lovely time. Can't wait to read your review. xo

  2. Igot this out of the library yesterday and can't wait to read it. Lucky you going to the launch.

  3. Hi Simon, it was so nice to meet you, I'm glad you had so much fun. I'm going to send you the gorgeous bookmarks for the Bloomsbury Group today. Carry on championing Miss Hargreaves!

    (Paperbacks editor)

  4. Oh that sounds wonderful! I'd love to go to such an event, though I'm sure I'd feel very out of place!

    I have heard so many good things about this book now that I am going to get hold of a copy as soon as possible. Maybe the library will have it.

  5. Sounds like such fun! I'm really excited to read this book, assuming it ever comes out in America. Otherwise I will have to try & convince myself I don't really want to read it - not something I've had much luck with in the past.

  6. It's wonderful that you and Elaine could get together! I can't wait to read the book.

  7. It was a lovely evening and so pleased you and I could go together Simon.

    Don't forget I have two copies up for grabs over on Random and will be doing the draw this weekend so do nip over and enter!

  8. Oh that does sound like a wonderful, if not emotional, read. You must have thoroughly enjoyed going to the launch, lucky you!


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