Well what can I say…..
Firstly apologies for the delay in posting a report or details from the Book launch weekend at Kendal last weekend, since returning back home I have hardly had time to draw breath.
It was a fabulous weekend, a wonderful launch evening where I got rather emotional. Standing in front of 130 guests who spanned most of my life and then introducing the book and film was undoubtedly one of the highlights of my life. Needless to say I shed a tear or two. This was followed with two days of meeting and greeting many people, some who had come to collect pre-ordered books and then some who came in off the street to meet me and to buy a copy.
Thankfully the book has had some wonderful reactions so I can breathe a sigh of relief.
Now it is on with dispatching the hundreds of orders that I have had for the book, both pre-orders and the many which have come in since last week. Esther and I worked together on Monday and Tuesday to get things organised and the first copies are on their way to waiting customers as I write this. Please remember that there is no big team behind this, every single copy has to the signed, numbered, have the DVD and bookmark inserted and then addressed and wrapped individually. There will be few books where this whole process gets completed by the author himself. As a consequence it is a very time consuming task so please be patient, your book will be with you as soon as possible.
In addition to dispatching the books I am fine tuning my presentation on The Wainwrights in Colour project. The first talk is to be held in Bowes Village Hall on Friday 12th May at 7.30pm and I know tickets are already selling well so I look forward to seeing some of you there.
It is advisable to ring to reserve tickets for this event 01833 628343.