Aug
1
10:30 am10:30

Book Blog Tour

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.

Watford Word Fest
Mar
10
10:00 am10:00

Watford Word Fest

Sandwiched neatly between Simon Callow and Michael Portillo, I'm going to be speaking at the  Watford Big Word Fest on Monday, 21st March. 7.30 pm. While Mr Callow will be discussing Orson Welles, I shall be chatting about... click on the image to read more...

A Novel Way to Travel
Feb
23
4:30 pm16:30

A Novel Way to Travel

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. 

Sainsbury's, Synchronicity and Cinema Lumière
Jan
16
Feb 16

Sainsbury's, Synchronicity and Cinema Lumière

"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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Win one of the 10 signed copies of Cinema Lumiere!
Nov
27
Dec 15

Win one of the 10 signed copies of Cinema Lumiere!

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.

Filmic French Fun @ Waterstones, Notting Hill
Nov
25
6:30 pm18:30

Filmic French Fun @ Waterstones, Notting Hill

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
Nov
10
4:00 pm16:00

The Book That Changed My Life

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.

Cinema Lumière @ Waterstones, Notting Hill
Oct
3
Oct 31

Cinema Lumière @ Waterstones, Notting Hill

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!

Book Launch @ Book & Kitchen, Notting Hill
Sep
23
6:30 pm18:30

Book Launch @ Book & Kitchen, Notting Hill

  • Book & Kitchen

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