Our short story course at the Sainsbury Centre with Patricia Mullin is progressing nicely and everyone has the beginnings of a story inspired by one of the pictures in the exhibition Reality ( Modern and Contemporary British Painting). Being a fool, or simply greedy, I now have three stories on the go. The front runner at the moment is based on the intriguingly-titled Maid’s Day Off by Cecily Brown. I am finding the different styles and story subjects very stimulating and looking forward to the results.
My other delight has been the arrival yesterday of another book from Hercules Editions. These tiny publications give equal weight to text and graphics. This one, by Hannah Lowe, is poetry, photos and information about the precursor ship to The Windrush, The Ormonde, which arrived in Britain in 1947 and brought desperately needed workers to our industries.
Finally, tomorrow is the day of the local launch for Border Line, a ship with an unknown fate.
I hope the launch goes well.
Thanks, we seem to have invited a lot of people, 70 plus say they are coming, I’ve done more baking in the past month than in the past 20 years.
Good luck for tomorrow. Those books look wonderful all lined up.
Thanks, I have an awful lot more of them, so I’ll have to do some of the dreaded promotion. I have been asked to talk to a group in the sheltered flats in the village, so that is a start. I asked the person who invited me if she realised that a main thread in the story was suicide and assisted dying… she didn’t think this would be a problem, but we shall see.
May they fly out the door by the thousands. You have worked very hard. Have a happy launch.
Thank you Gerald, I have lovely friends and a wonderful daughter staying, so I am looking forward to it.
I’m assuming your story is based on the title of the painting rather than the painting itself?
Exciting, seeing them all lined up like that! Good luck tomorrow!
Thanks so much, I am really looking forward to it now.
I have a feeling in my bones about your launch, now – and it’s ALL GOOD. 🙂
All has gone VERY well, but I am in a spin catching up with everything.
FIngers crossed but I’m sure its not necessary. I would have turned up just for the cake 🙂 You could sign the books and the cakes!
There was too much cake (picture coming soon), but it seemed to work!
Look at the addendum I just wrote
Been there, and seen it. It is amazing how history can be filled in.
Lots of luck with your launch! 🙂
Thanks, I am very lucky with lots of friends to help.
I am amazed at how prolific you are, Hilary… Three stories? I am jealous of your ability! I do hope your launch and Borderline exceed your expectations!
Hmm, my stories are still half-baked, there’s the saying Jack of all trades; master of none, which much well apply to me.