Tuesday 5 March 2013

Take A Look At The Book!

( 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)


  1. Came across the blog after Jacques very proudly put it up on his FB page !

    Read a few articles here and there and you do write very lovelily ! looking forward to buying the book and reading it up ( maybe i'll ask Jacques if possible and you don't mind to take my copy and get a signed copy ) :)

    1. Dr Idli

      Thank you so much for your kind words. And of course I wouldn't mind signing your book for you. In fact, I would be most flattered!

      Hope your weekend is a good one.

  2. Huge congratulations on your book, Sam! I'm loving reading your (rather Hilarious) blog.
    Wonderful stuff :-)
    Leigh (Cann)

  3. Leigh!Have sent you a friend request on Facebook so that I can catch up properly. So lovely hearing from you and hope that you are well and happy xxx

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