Just a note to say thanks to everyone who came along to my event for World Book Night at my local pub, The Prince George in Tattenhoe, Costa del Keynes.
About thirty book fans came along to partake of a beverage or two and take home some great books. The official World Book Night book I was giving away was Adele Parks’ novel, Whatever it Takes. Adele and I have known each other for a long time and her books are great so it was lovely for me be chosen as a giver for one of my favourite authors.
I also handed out some of my own books – The Only Way is Up and Welcome to the Real World. We also surprised some unsuspecting diners by giving them free books and they all said how much they’d enjoyed seeing a different type of event in a pub.
We had a book swap table too which went down a treat and gave people an opportunity to pass on books and take home some new authors to read. I nabbed a Katie Fforde novel that had somehow passed me by!
World Book Night is celebrated on 23 April, St George’s day, because in Spain the traditional way to celebrate St Georges’ day was to give your loved one a rose and a book. It also happens to be the day that Shakespeare was born and died which made UNESCO class it as a day of International Literature. When the idea of World Book Night was conceived, it seemed to be the perfect day to spread the word about reading.
Thanks to managers of The Prince George, Jez and Kerry, for taking a chance on hosting this evening. Becca, Charlotte and the team were great. This is a new pub on our estate and it’s already settling into the community. It also happens to look very nice and has lovely food! What more could you want?
The Queen came along too and, as A Place to Call Home had just gone into the bestseller chart at number 17, I wore my tiara too. Yay!
There are loads of photos on my Facebook page, if you want to have a look. World Book Night Album
The World Book Night site has lots of information about how you can get involved. World Book Night Official Site
And if you want to take a trip to The Prince George, I can highly recommend it! The Prince George Website
So thanks for a lovely evening of chat and laughter. Reading doesn’t have to be stuffy, it can be a lot of fun!
Happy reading! C : ) xx