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Saturday, 5 December 2015


I was thrilled recently when local authors Helena Fairfax and Marie Laval asked  if I would join them for a Coffee and Romance book-signing at the Old Gate, Hebden Bridge, one of Yorkshire's prettiest towns. We arrived on a dull but dry day and set up our stall.

The slow trickle of customers soon turned into a stream on  what everyone agreed was the wettest day of the year.  And that was when the camaraderie kicked in.  No amount of rain could daunt the late arrivals who, despite being  soaked to the skin, added to the party atmosphere.

'Which book should I buy for my girlfriend?' asked one man who soon came back with his mates to look at the historical and contemporary  novels on display.  They generously chose books for their wives and girlfriends - their their mums and sisters too.

Which brings me to the purpose of this short post: thanks guys. It was a pleasure  to meet you all. Romantic Englishmen are very much alive and living in Yorkshire.

Marie, Marilyn and Helena - photo taken by a customer

Fame at last in the Ladies!
A man braves the rain.


Elaineyross said...

What a wet day but didn't you all have a laugh and some real fun.. Sounds like your "guests" entered into the spirit of the moment. Great that you got together to celebrate the joy of story telling and that you were able to share with others. Keep on writing! X

Guernsey Girl said...

We did have fun, Elaine, and that really was the idea! Since I wrote this post so many people have been forced out of their homes through flooding. Thinking of them all tonight.

Nikki-ann said...

It looks like you had a wonderful time, despite the weather :)

Guernsey Girl said...

Next time we'll invite Santa, too!