Archive for June 2012

Any Other Business

   The Russian theme continues, but quite by chance. The slogan on this old Soviet poster says What are you doing to help reduce illiteracy? Join the Reduce Illiteracy Movement! I’ve been invited to a meeting this coming week. As it happens I have a prior commitment, otherwise I’d sort of feel I should attend but…

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Motion Sickness

It’s fully six days since anybody interviewed me so rather than subjecting you to cold turkey I thought I’d stage a gradual withdrawal from the spotlight and interview myself. So, Laurie, what keeps you awake at night? Thanks for asking. Well, the Euro crisis, obviously. Creeping Islam, the decline of literacy, political correctness, my neighbour’s dripping…

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One Minute

      I spoke too soon, promising to shut up, go away and get on with the next book. On Saturday 23rd in the UK Independent newspaper’s Books’ section you can catch One Minute with Laurie Graham. And that’s probably quite long enough.  It’s the result of an interview conducted using the Band Aid Removal technique, i.e. done so fast…

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Not Only…

  I’m also Author of the Month at the online All About You bookshop where you can read yet another interview with me, order the book, get the T shirt (just kidding). Funny though, its being called All About You because actually it’s all about Me, Me, Me. Had enough? Tough. I’m afraid there’s more shameless self-promotion still to…

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On The Couch

    I’m contractually obliged to tell you that I’m On the Couch at Quercus Books this week. No deep and costly Freudian analysis. Just a gentle game of verbal ping-pong with my publisher’s Blog Person. I doubt you’ll learn anything about me that you wouldn’t wish to know. Full disclosure, my eye. Next week: Laurie Graham,…

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Another Giant Step

An exciting day for me because today I debut’d as a regular contributor to the History Girls Blog, a fabulous and to me slightly intimidating line-up of historical fictionistas. I mean, they have some Very Serious Writers on their masthead. Check them out for yourself here There’s a new blog posted most days and I’ve drawn the…

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The Aftermath

       One thing about a Virtual Party: no glasses to wash. Nevertheless I’m glad of a day of rest. Am I the only woman who needs to lie down with cucumber slices on my eyelids after a party rather than before?  A Humble Companion is well and truly launched. Many thanks to all of you…

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The Grand Finale

Well the Queen had a three day celebration for her Diamond Jubilee and what’s good enough for Her Majesty is certainly good enough for me. Today we begin by making a little piece of history. King George IV of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of Hanover, the first ever reigning monarch to blog.  …

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The Beat Goes On

Day 2 of the Virtual Launch of A Humble Companion and, as is only proper, Royalty take precedence.  A few words from Her Disputed but Nonetheless Welcome Majesty, Queen Caroline.   Ach, but vass kind off party is ziss?  Nussink to eat, nussink to trink! When We were Prinzess von Wales We have made many gay…

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It's Party Time!

   Welcome to Day 1 of the Virtual Launch of  A Humble Companion. Feel free to stay as long as you like or, if you’re busy, just say hello, grab a vol-au-vent and run. Today we have a bit of genuine 18th century cookery, some music, and a lovely nostalgic piece by best-selling novelist and all-round Good Egg,…

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