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Urgh. I trawled through all those posts last night. Nasty. Though the advert did annoy me, when I saw it - for those not on afp, it's the one for Frosted and Coco Shreddies that has the slogan "Too tasty for geeks". (Geeks like chocolate, surely??)
Posted by: Anonymous User (---.dalect01.va.comcast.net)
Date: May 06, 2003 02:04PM
Is there anyone going to the Swindon Festival of Literature who would be interested in writing a blurb about it for Whatever Next? We would love to have a story, (length of your choosing) and some pics.
Anyone interested, please let us know ASAP! Thanks!
Hullo everyone and especially Gill. I was really pleased to meet you and your family tonight (and of course Corsham).
It was such an enjoyable evening; the best talk I've been to at the Swindon Festival by a loooong way - even including Terry Pratchett last year.
Last week I bought a brand new book from an internet bookshop for the enormous sum of £8.56 plus postage. I was a bit worried when it arrived as on the bottom of the front cover are the words 'Uncorrected bound proof - not for resale'.
Of course this didn't stop me reading it and enjoying it very much, and as result of seeing Jasper tonight it is now inscribed 'For Naomi - 1st public signing of TN3! Jasper'.
Oh, I didn't mention - as if you hadn't already guessed - it's WOLP, and it is so good!
With all the excitement of last night I forgot to say that as I had 3 books signed I got 3 postcards; Interview with the Cat (I asked for that one of course), Pete & Dave’s Dodo Emporium, and Rare FeMole Thursday Next Edition.
Just to say that my hubby and I had a great time last night too. We travelled over 100 miles to attend and didn't get home till 12.30am but it was well worth it. I am v. jealous of the proof copy of TN3,what a wonderful thing to own! Lucky you!
I drove 200 miles to see Jasper during his US tour (since that was as close to me as he got), and got home around 1am. I also felt it was well worth the trip.
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