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The Dorset Literary Salon!


There are still a few tickets left for our very first salon featuring the fantastic John Ironmonger in the gorgeous environs of Symondsbury Manor near Bridport.

Our launch event will feature me in discussion with John Ironmonger talking about his fabulous new book. Tickets are £22.50 and include a cocktail, a hardback book of John’s novel, charcuterie and cheese platters and wine.

Intimate, funny and deeply moving, John Ironmonger’s Not Forgetting the Whale is the story of a man on a journey to find a place he can call home.

Please email: for tickets and further info.


Twitter book club!

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I’ve been on my travels with Mr S and Little S for the last month or so. We’ve been to Frinton in Essex and up to Glasgow… Tomorrow, I’ll be on twitter at UK time and 1.30pm EST with the Jewish Council Book Council and talking about ‘The Gallery of Vanished Husbands’. To join in the chat use the hashtag: #JLit

See you there!

Bunny’s Book Tour

I’m just back from an amazing tour with Mr S, Little S and Bunny. We experienced floods in Colorado, crazed traffic in LA, a crocodile in San Francisco (ok, it was in the aquarium and looked mostly asleep) and quested for the perfect bagels in NYC.

I’ve learned many things while touring with a one year old. These include: once you’ve packed the very small person’s very large suitcase, you will have no room for shoes. You will give a book talk with bits of banana welded to your jacket. And, forget Bunny at your peril. There was one sticky non-banana or yogurt related incident when I was in a car on the way to an event at the lovely RJulia book store in Connecticut and we realised that Bunny was in my bag and not with Little S in NYC. Mr S has forgiven me. Just.

Superbaby looks down over Manhattan...

Superbaby looks down over Manhattan…

Thanks so much to all the readers who came to my events and to the fabulous bookstores and booksellers at Vromans in Pasadena, BookPassage in San Francisco, RJ.Julia in Maddison and The Tattered Cover in Denver.