Sunday at the Linton Children’s Book Festival

Sunday at the Festival once again it was full on and amazing!    We had the wonderfully and entertaining James Mayhew (how does he manage to talk and draw at the same time) I woke up this morning a little tired but wanted marmalade on my toast, made with Spanish oranges of course! (this was mentioned in the tale he told)

I met Hilton Pashley who I think is a fabulous author and am loving reading ‘Gabriel’s Clock’ with my ‘read and cake’ group at the moment.  He talked about writing stories and was listened to by a very keen group of children.   We even saw a sneak preview of the manuscript for the next book, well the front cover at least 🙂

The fabulous Helen Moss was back again and was so enthusiastic and a truly great patron for us, Brian our Linton Lion really took to her.      While here she was on the author panel and impressed the audience along with the other panelists.  But loved the session she did with fellow author Robin Stevens about Mystery and Mayhem, a collection of short stories involving crime and such things and somehow a basket of pineapples got involved in the presentation.

What can I say about Candy Gourlay, she was vibrant, fun and a joy to watch in action.   I am now very keen to read her books.     Her passion in wanting to become an author was so lovely and I think everyone who listened to her were caught up in the magic of her life.

Needless to say the Library Cats were out and about and met up with lots of interesting people but I was a little surprised they were snapped in a cauldron.    Hmmm this could mean that trouble is brewing…..

Well it is now over for another two years but it was amazing and I was glad to be a part it. So thank you to all the organisers and volunteers and the authors who came and inspired us.  🙂


One comment on “Sunday at the Linton Children’s Book Festival

  1. It was such a great event as always!! LOVE your reading & cake sessions with the kids (genius) – & am so pleased they enjoyed ‘Gabriel’s Clock’ 🙂 X

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