Talking & Ballet
Yes, I know that’s a weird title – nobody talks in ballet – but ‘talking and ballet’ sort of sums up my weekend!
First, I visited a lovely book group, Warndon library readers group, on Friday to talk about ‘Unravelling’. They were so welcoming and friendly, and so enthusiastic about my novel. A couple of people had sent me positive emails beforehand, so I was hoping for a good response, but this was wonderful. It was great to be able to chat about the characters and plot with people who had read and enjoyed the book so recently – and people who clearly take their reading seriously!
Everybody said they are looking forward to the next book, so I really must push on with ‘The Piano Player’s Son’.
Yesterday I went to the Hippodrome in Birmingham to see The Royal Ballet in David Bintley’s Carmina Burana, accompanied by the choir, Ex-Cathedra (music Carl Orff). It was stunningly wonderful – exciting, fun and beautiful to watch. I feel lucky – two great cultural events (Dunsinane last Sat) in a row.
This evening, it’s back to talking. I’m giving a talk in Worcester on the experience of publishing ‘Unravelling’, as part of the Worcestershire Literary Festival. I hope I get a few punters – there are other events on and the weather is beautiful for the first time in ages. I just feel barbecues might win the day!
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