First Class Chicken House

I had a great day with the chickens on Friday.

 

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No, not that kind of chicken. The ones from Chicken House. Y’know, the publishers of my first book for younger readers. They’re not really chickens at all.

 

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Booking early bagged me a first class train ticket for the way down – breakfast included, along with endless coffee refills and a reclining seat . . . which was nice. And then I hot-footed it over to the Soho Hotel in time for the Big Breakfast – a chance for Chicken House to introduce some of their new books to the world. I read a short excerpt from ‘My Friend The Enemy’ which will be published at the beginning of July, and had the chance to meet with authors, librarians, publishers, publicists, book sellers and . . . well, loads of people.

Gatherings like this always trickle a little dread down my spine, because I have a terrible memory for names and faces. Actually, that’s a lie. I have a terrible memory for everything.

Anyway, I managed to make it through without making a fool of myself (I think) and it was a great experience with loads of positive comments about the book which left me brimming with confidence and feeling very pleased with myself.

Had to slum it on the way back – y’know, in the standard class. That put me back in my place.

How about this, though? A first glimpse of the cover for My Friend The Enemy.

Looking awesome, dontcha think?

My Friend The Enemy

 

That’s all.

 

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