I can’t tell you what a buzz it is to launch books in the Library where I spent great chunks of my childhood. Although there is an enormous centre out the back and the main body of the library is unrecognisable, the space we were reading in is the actual children’s library that I worked my way round book by book possibly three times before getting access to the adult books several years before I was entitled to. Thank you Eltham Library! (for then and now).
Brat cover by Gordy Wright
Carrie Cohen did us proud, reading from both books, Ghillian Potts talked to the children from Holy Family School, who asked really interesting questions about writing, and Gordy Wright, the cover designer for BRAT came all the way from Bristol to help us celebrate.
Here are some pictures of Carrie, and Ghillian, with a rapt audience.
Video of Carrie reading the opening of BRAT
And some video snippets from The Old Woman From Friuli (Children kept popping up indentifiably so we couldn’t use all the video!)
and just for fun, a ringing endorsement from Carrie
Carrie is reading for us again at Deptford Lounge 1st July at 11am, and Lisa Rose will read at Stanmore Library 8th July 2pm.