Monday, 15 August 2011

‘Les chapeaux dansants de Napoleon’

Three Good Things a-coming up:

1) The book fair – 24 September in Exmouth Market, London – is coming together. Twenty-two presses, readings through the day . . . See here. The event of the season. You wouldn’t miss Ladies’ Day at Ascot, would you, or Saturday at Lord’s for the first Test of the summer? This neither.

2) D. Nurkse, author of Voices over Water, shortlisted for the Forward Prize, will be in town in early October. At least one reading is being planned.

3) The revised CBe website – nothing outrageously different but a separate page for each book and special offers and the like – should be up and running in early September.

More details of all the above in the next newsletter. If you’re not on the mailing list and would like to receive that, sign up at the foot of the website home page or email me.

‘Les chapeaux dansants’, by the way, is something odd I made back in my ship-bottling days. There's a wee electric motor inside, and when you press the switch on the front the hats jig up and down.

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