Several people have asked if I will be doing any London book signings for Tout Soul. The answer is 'YES!': my favourite bookstore, Waterstones Kensington High Street, has very kindly invited me back for a second time.
I'll be signing copies of Tout Soul between 6.30 - 8.00 pm on Tuesday, May 8th, so if you live in or near west London, do come along and say hello. There will be aperitifs, there will be books, and there will hopefully be Biff (ancient Golf permitting).
Recent signings in France made me realise how lucky I am to have such terrific readers. Highlights included meeting Twitter friends Rosie L, Richard (practically my neighbours in the Poitou) and Rosie G who co-runs a gite business in the region Arbre de Cerise.
I especially enjoyed meeting Mary who told me that she drove a camper van to France alone, age 72, and gave me some great gardening tips for my courtyard. Mary, you were an inspiration and you were right about the rhododendron.
I also loved hearing how one reader, and soon-to-be Champniers resident, read my books in the early hours of the morning on his Kindle with a wide-awake baby over his shoulder.
Thank you to The Mad Hatter's Kitchen, la Grande Galerie and to Jeanne and Ian at the bar in Champniers, who put together a very entertaining (for me anyway) audio visual display. Biff was transfixed as pictures of his face flashed up on the screen, to a specially selected soundtrack. Much impressed Ian!
Finally, an early warning to people in the Dordogne: Biff and I will be coming to Eymet for a signing in August [dates and details to be confirmed].