Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Another pile of books

I have just spent the weekend working in the bookshop of the Lennoxlove Book Festival.  Three days of twelve hour shifts selling books - a long time on my feet but I LOVE it!  Lots of lovely books, lots of enthusiastic book lovers and some great authors.  The administrators of Lennoxlove's sister festival, Borders Book Festival, have pulled it off again.  
 Getting unpacked and set up.
This year we welcomed Sir Chris Bonington, Rory Bremner, Peter Snow, Alan Johnson, Jeremy Paxman, Mark Lawson, Kate Mosse and Douglas Hurd, amongst others.  

The Incredible Spice Men joined the throng of famous names and here they are posing for photographs with the wonderful backdrop of Lennoxlove House and the Lammermuirs in the distance.
Children came and enjoyed story telling given by authors with wondrous imagination and then a little chat afterwards during their book signing sessions.
The late autumn sunshine was a bonus and the customary sideshow enabled young visitors to hone their circus skills.
And this is what it is all about.  Authors talking about their new books!  Here we have Kate Mosse being interviewed by John Sessions about her new publication 'The Mistletoe Bride'.
I am looking forward to next June now.  I will be working at the Borders Book Festival in Melrose again, and I can't wait!

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