Edinburgh, Inverness (& Oswestry!) Here I Come …


Last week, I had a fabulous (non book!) time interviewing two fantastic directors, Carrie Cracknell whose production of Medea is playing at the National Theatre in London – joined, also by designer Tom Scutt.  Further south, in Chichester, I had the pleasure of talking to legendary American director, Gordon Greenberg.  His version of Guys and Dolls is previewing at CFT now.

As always, I was struck both with the passionate engagement and a touch of jealousy  … the collaboration, the ways in which designers, choreographers, directors, actors work together and as a team, makes the solitary life of a novelist even more so singular.

But … once the book is done, the out-and-about stuff begins.  So, this week, is for The Taxidermist’s Daughter ….I’ll be at the Edinburgh Book Festival on 21st August & the Inverness Book Festival on 22nd August.We’ve also just put on sale the publication week events:  in Chichester on Sunday 7th September at Chichester Festival Theatre and publication day itself – 11th September – at the Horniman Museum in London.  And as for the fantastic bookshop display from Booka Bookshop above, that’s really something else!

In the meantime, keep your #taxidermyselfies coming – the gallery is up and running – and we’re loving all the Connies, as well as the other animals (stuffed or otherwise) joining our ranks!

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