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Thursday, 10 September 2015

Romance is alive and living in Yorkshire....

From left to right: Sue Barnard, Yours truly, Leah Fleming and Fiona Lindsay
Take a bevy of authors, a sprinkling of comedy and an abundance of home made cakes, add chilled Prosecco, good company and mix well. Leave in majestic surroundings for four hours and watch the contentment spread.

This was the perfect recipe for the Romantic Novelists' Association afternoon tea held in the historic city of York last weekend. It was great to meet up with new friends Sue Barnard and Fiona Lindsay as well as  popular author Leah Fleming whose novels I first discovered more than twenty years ago - and have been a fan of ever ever since.

The highlight of the day was  an hilarious talk on 'Northern Birds' by  best-selling author Milly Johnson. In case you are wondering, Millie is not an ornithologist, but an expert on the workings of the minds of the Northern woman, as well as an accomplished speaker!

This was my first  event as a member of the Romantic Novelists' Association and I'm looking forward to many more.
Just some of the lovely food
Milly Johnson keeps the audience spellbound

Milly Johnson's new bestseller Afternoon Tea a the Sunflower Cafe


Elaineyross said...

You all look so happy. What a lovely 'photo!

Guernsey Girl said...

Thanks, Elaine. If my daughter didn't live in Yorkshire I'd never have found out how friendly people are 'over the border!'

Barbara Fisher said...

Hello Marilyn, Home-made cakes chilled Prosecco, and good company – how perfect, I'm not surprised you had a good time. I hope you get to enjoy many more such times. xx

Guernsey Girl said...

Exactly, Barbara! And now I've spent a week in sunny Norfolk and I've got more to blog about -coming soon! Great to hear from you. x