( Judging a book by its cover? I can live (happily) with this one. )
(Talented book designer and lovely friend Beverley Dodd who brought me the unbound copy a couple of weeks ago. We celebrated with strong gins and huge grins.)
I went to pick up my advance copy yesterday afternoon. And then I spent a large part of the evening looking at it and looking at it again. I wanted to share the exciting news but I was also quite hesitant. There's a lot of me on and in this book. Why this should bother me, I'm not quite sure, I earn my living wearing my heart on my sleeve (and on my hips).
But here it is; the book I am incredibly proud of. So very pleased with. The book that has made me happy. The book that is proof that I actually managed to achieve something during the past year filled with such loss. A book filled with memories, food, friendships and recipes. It should be on the shelves by the end of the month and I hope you like it and /or buy it.
Ooh yes. Have to tell you that the title of the book is flocked! Which means you can, should you be so inclined, frottage the words all you like. If you're into that sort of thing...
(The bit below is what the clever marketing people from Struik Lifestyle / Random House Struik sent out)