Thanks so much to all those Book Bloggers who took part in last week's Book Blog Tour. Still grinning like a loon at some of those reviews.
Cinema Lumière selected for The People's Book Prize. Click on the image to read more...
I'll be doing a reading at Griffin Books in Penarth on 31st March... click on the image to read more...
WhitLit 2015 boasts a plethora of illustrious authors including Kate Mosse, David Nicholls, Patrick Gale and Penny Vincenzi. But this year the organisers have also programmed a special Writers’ Day on Saturday 9th May in the Whitstable Castle click on the image to read more...
Thrilling news. Cinema Lumière made a good old dent in the Amazon contemporary romance giveaway list. So a big, fat thank you to everyone who downloaded the Kindle edition over the weekend of 22nd Feb. Very, very grateful!
Cinema Lumière has been hitching a ride on the London tube as part of the brilliant Books on the Underground scheme. The idea is simple - and delightful. 20 books are cunningly placed on assorted tube trains, and if you spot one which takes your fancy, you can pick it up, read it, Tweet about it, then pop it back on whichever tube you happen to be when you're done. Genius.
"An extraordinary, funny, soul-warming book" Sainsbury's magazine
Who says synchronicity doesn't exist? After a chance conversation in a cafe, where I overhear someone talking about a features writing workshop, I sign up and trundle along. And guess what?
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Here's your chance to get an early Christmas present: I'm running a giveaway on Goodreads until December 15th. 10 winners will be picked at random. Click on the Goodreads logo to the left for more info and to request a copy.
A sultry Parisian Madame and a Breton-shirted accordion player enticing people through the doors, some fine Frenchy wines, free cinema tickets and lots of red feathers... Click on the title to read more...
Book Launch @ Waterstones, Notting Hill. Tuesday 25th November 6.30pm
Waterstones are celebrating Cinema Lumière by giving me a second launch. There'll be all sorts of delights on offer, from fine wines and free cinema tickets to accordion players and dicky French accents. Do come!
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The book that changed my life is definitely not one that I would ever have picked up, unless someone had thrust it into my hand and ordered me in a very threatening voice to read it.
Exclusive Q&A With Hattie Edmonds by Sophie Newstead at Corner magazine, a West London online mag devoted to all things luscious and cultural.
Cinema Lumière in the press - Absolutely Notting Hill magazine follows Hattie around Portobello to snuffle out her favourite haunts.
Waterstones Notting Hill have already put Cinema Lumière centre-stage in their main window along with a great review "A life-affirming and original debut from a local author who is really one to watch". I almost burst into tears when I saw it!
Click on the link above to listen to my interview on the Jo Good & Simon Lederman show, talking 'bout books 'n' cinemas.
What started out as a small gathering of family and mates to celebrate the sending out of Cinema Lumière into the world, ended up as a brilliant 80-people party, with the Mayor, The Evening Standard and even one of my favourite directors... click on the link above to read more and see photos from the event
Click on the link above to listen to my interview on Roberts Elms's show