The Tango Effect

By Kate Swindlehurst

Parkinson’s and the healing power of dance

Sunday, 29 March 2020


In these strange and troubling times, it's difficult to focus on anything other than COVID-19 and its encroachment on every area of our lives. It feels particularly out of joint with the time to be planning to celebrate. But perhaps the extraordinary phenomenon of Argentine tango may help to dispel some of the shadows.

 By now you should have received your copies of The Tango Effect in advance of the official publication date of 2nd April .(some, I know, have read the book already). The Daily Mail made a big splash on Monday with a double-page spread featuring an adapted extract from the book. The Lichfield Literature Festival Q&A couldn't go ahead, of course. Instead I made a short video which should be going out on their social media in the next week or two. You can see a sneak preview above (I'm really hoping they willl have a technical wizard who can remove the sepulchral effect!). And the Life Happens podcast is due to be recorded by telephone on the 1st of next month.

Which brings us to Publication Day when The Tango Effect will be released for sale to the general public in bookshops and online. To help me celebrate, I'd like to invite you to join me on your phone, ipad or computer live at 6: 30 p.m. this Thursday, 2nd April, when I'll try to answer any questions you may have and we can all raise a glass in celebration (details below). For those who can't make the live event, tomorrow my son Jack and I are  planning to rise extra-early in an attempt to dodge the internet overload, to record a podcast. If it works, you should be able to listen at your leisure from Thursday.

Kate Swindlehurst is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Publication Day: a Celebration!
Time: Apr 2, 2020 06:30 PM London

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 998 128 304
Password: tango

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Madeline Lees
 Madeline Lees says:

Well done Kate, this must be very satisfying for you! Hope to join the zoom event, love Madeline x

posted 30th March 2020

Kate Swindlehurst
 Kate Swindlehurst says:

Excellent Madeline! Look forward to seeing you there! xx

posted 30th March 2020

Sue Hill
 Sue Hill says:

Still waiting for my copy! Think it is stuck somewhere according to tracking website. It says awaiting instructions from the sender

posted 30th March 2020

Kate Swindlehurst
 Kate Swindlehurst says:

Sorry Sue I've only just seen this - hope it has arrived safely by this time?

posted 16th April 2020

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