Back on the subject of mailing costs - do you realise, those who are of my vintage, that a first class stamp cost the equivalent of eight shillings in old money. Oh Lord - I'm turning into someone who remembers when beer was tuppence a pint! (I don't actually).
Anyway, this is a chance to show you one of my offerings for the launch give-away. It's a scroll, based on an actual Will and is called 'Where there's a Will'. I do really like it but I work on the principle that a gift should always be something that you would like to keep yourself. This is a good precept as it means that when you buy someone something special you can get yourself one, too.
Talking of which, I'm going to have to ask Lynda and Carol to make me a postcard each or I won't be able to bear to give theirs away. You've seen one from Lynda - how about this delight from Carol? Good innit?
There will be lots of other goodies - yarns, carrier rods, fabrics, nonsense and all sorts of excitements for those who order on launch day and we will be making it a 24 hour thing to allow for the time difference. The goodies will be evenly divided through the time period and slipped at random in with the books.
We are, hopefully, on track - my book is being printed as I write and L&C's is down for the end of next week.
We had a really great evening with Oxford EG on Wednesday- it was such a lot of fun - thank you, Amanda (and fellow chair) for making it so good. It was also lovely to meet up with you again, although not much time to talk.