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Book Launch part 2 - the Village

After the launch I was inundated with kind words, comments - oh and tears! There have been a lot of people this week who've told me they've been in tears reading my book - I hope that's a good thing! The whole book launch experience was surreal and lovely. I sold lots of book and to top it all I got a call from Good Housekeeping magazine who asked if they could do a feature in their August edition - I'll keep you posted!

On Thursday I packed my car up and drove 250 miles North to do my second book launch in the village hall where I grew up - Read, Lancashire. Not knowing what to expect or if many would turn up I was please to say a packed hall and many more book sales - I think I've sold over 4oo copies and with 100 books lining shelves in 12 shops - my initial panic about storage of 1,000 books is no longer a problem! 

I woke this morning to a message from aTwitter follower from Ohio, she sent me this comment after reading her copy:

"Your book is so lovely and beautiful. It's like it's alive. It's a masterpiece of warmth and love. And it's so physically beguiling I really can't write in it! Thank you for making this book!"

I am delighted that Collecting Conversations is having an impact - I hope it encourages many more conversations.

 Happy shoppers

Happy shoppers

 More signings

More signings

 The hall is filling up

The hall is filling up

 After I've finished talking my godmother comes up to congratulate me.

After I've finished talking my godmother comes up to congratulate me.

 Village people

Village people

 Friends help with sales

Friends help with sales

 A real community collaboration - the helpers

A real community collaboration - the helpers