Extract from The Last Landlady
Wednesday, 30 November 2016
Hallo and thank you, as ever, for your generosity in bringing this book so close to funding - I am so grateful!!! Metaphorical drinks all round.
Here's an extract from the early part of the book, in which I recreate my childhood memories of my grandmother's pub.
Mornng trade… the crack of the door-latches was always a sound of promise, but this was an extraordinary testament to the optimism…
Tuesday, 22 November 2016
Another huge thank you to the lovely people who have pledged to this book. A big thrill every time I see a new name. The book is nearly done now - harder than I expected; one somehow thinks that a labour of love will flow, which it doesn't. I dared to re-read the first half, an evocation of my grandmother's pub from my childhood memories. At the time I'd been happy with what I wrote but had I, in…
Saturday, 30 July 2016
Just a belated (forgive me) thank you to all the incredibly kind people who have pledged to this book. I have wanted to write it for so long - I love doing it (a rare sensation!) and I am, please God this isn't tempting fate, really happy with how it is going. I hope you will all agree. My mother said the other day how delighted my grandmother would have been with it - she is certainly a rich and…