B O G O H P …

BOGOHP

… which, as any shopper worth their club points will know, means Buy One Get One Half Price. Now you simply cannot afford NOT to go into the Worcester High Street branch of Waterstones and buy TWO copies of The Legend Of Aranrhod OR, fair enough, buy one copy of The Legend and a copy of another Children’s Book so marked with a sticker on the shelves.  The poster on the wall next to the shelves is a poster advertising The Legend.

I’m still waiting for somebody, anybody, to send me some pics from the Creative Devon Launch which took place on Sunday 14th October. Over 60 people came and had a great time. Some excellent artwork was produced, which will at some point be posted on the Farringdon Society of Arts website, www.fsadevon.co.uk. I’ll tell you when it’s on.

 On the right I’m planning three new pages called Far & Wide, Unusual Readings, and I Told My Cousin Wilbur. Ive managed to start the first one, while the other two will follow in the next few days.

Far & Wide is an attempt to keep track of where copies of The Legend have ended up – the countries, states, cities, towns, villages, hamlets, neighbourhoods, prisons, etc. Please write in the comment window such places that you know of and I’m going to get a map and some coloured pins. Does anyone know of an online way of doing that? A map of the world and a map of the UK which would take markers of some kind.

Unusual Readings is, as the title implies, a more unusual page. It is looking for anyone who has read the book in an unusual place, or in unusual circumstances. Now, this doesn’t have to MADLY unusual, like on the space shuttle or the summit of Everest; slightly unusual would do – a transatlantic flight or the summit of Snowdonia. The smallest room in the house is not an unusual place for reading, but if it were a really unusual smallest room … And how about some stories of unusual consequences arising from reading the book? Unexpected encounters. Missing an appointment. Getting the sack. Meeting the love of your life. Changing your life’s course (a book did that for me once).

I Told Cousin Wilbur – Besides YOU being affected when you enjoy reading a book, other people are affected too. Siblings, parents or children may be queueing up to read your copy (how annoying when they keep popping their heads round the door to ask what chapter you’re on!). But what would be most interesting here is who you recommended should buy a copy – not their names, obviously, but your relationship with them, eg neighbour, friend, work colleague, teacher, schoolfriend, relative. Not everybody follows through on such recommendations, and that’s not important here. But whether you recommended the book to someone – maybe several people? – is very important and it would be good to have a record of that on this page. So we see the ripples spreading out, even as far as Cousin Wilbur.

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