Posts Tagged ‘Humble Companion’
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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,…Read More
First Review In!
Yey! A Humble Companion made it into the Irish Sunday Independent Top Ten Beach Reads. Graham is fantastic at creating solid believable characters while at the same time conjuring up the historical period and producing a gripping plot Be still, my pitter-pattering heart!Read More
And Then There Was Cake
So we’re off and running. Twenty bookish folk kindly gave up their Thursday afternoon (including some for whom it was press day) to help me launch A Humble Companion on a sea of champagne, tea and rather superior cakes. Several of them were garnished with gold leaf (the cakes, I mean, not the bookish folk) which…Read More
Gladys, Gloria et al
Standing in the middle of Grafton Street this morning having my photo taken and trying to look completely natural I was reminded of a couple of other pre-pub moments in my, ahem, career. There was the time when my then publisher’s front desk receptionist burst my balloon of celebrity by announcing me as, ‘Gloria Graham for Mr Motion.’ I think he’s…Read More
Woke Up This Morning…
When I woke up this morning I didn’t know what a flipbook was. If I’d had to guess I’d have said it was one those cartoony picture books you riffle through quickly to get the sensation that the images are moving. Wrong. I know what one is now. I may not actually own one but you could say I’m…Read More
Mr F and I disagree on very few important issues – they’re mainly of the ‘wet spoon in the sugar bowl’ degree of seriousness, but there is one thing I do think warrants my going public: writing in books. On this point, never the twain. Like me my husband loves books. Unlike me he never…Read More