Friday 3 March 2017

Algernon Swift events in Bristol and Gloucestershire

Many thanks to everyone who came to my book signings of The Life and Times of Algernon Swift in Stroud Bookshop and The Suffolk Anthology Bookshop in Cheltenham.

Here are some more dates where I’ll be signing (and one for Miserable Malcolm, where I’ll just be sighing):

Saturday 4th March: Museum in the Park, Stroud. 
I’ll be at the Illustrator’s Fair (part of the Cheltenham Illustration Awards Show) along with other locally based illustrators including Hannah Shaw, Martha Lightfoot, Tom and Nimue Brown, Emma Evans and Helen Ambler. The event runs from 11am to 4pm.

Thursday 16th March: Arnolfini Bookshop, Bristol, 6-8pm. 
A Bristol launch for Algernon Swift, in the excellent Arnolfini Bookshop.
The Arnolfini Bookshop stocked my first hand-bound book of puns 16 years ago

and have stocked my Hawker’s Pot cards over the years, so it’s really lovely to have the Bristol launch for Algernon Swift at the bookshop.
I’ll be giving a reading from the book at this event.

For old times’ sake, here’s a joke from that first book which found its way (in a slightly different version) into Algernon Swift:

However, if everything is looking rosy, the bad news is that Miserable Malcolm makes his unwelcome return on

Saturday 18th March:
at Tetbury Goods Shed as part of “Love is in the Air”, an event to launch the newly refurbished Goods Shed, and featuring Sue Limb, Betsy Vriend, Peter Wyton, Nicola Clark and Malcolm 7pm £11
Details here.

Friday 7th April,
Waterstones, Bristol Galleries 7.00pm
I’ll be reading excerpts from Algernon Swift, alongside a roster of fine local poets. Further details here

Thursday 20th April,
Stroud Valleys Artspace, Stroud, 8pm. 
[Unfortunately, this event has now been cancelled.]

Meanwhile, for those who resolutely don’t live in Gloucestershire or Bristol (or, indeed, do, but would rather just stay at home) I am working on a podcast of the book, which is slowly taking shape.
This will be a series of 5 minute podcasts, and is essentially an audio version of a graphic novel (which seems straightforward enough, doesn’t it?) I will be posting links as soon as the podcasts are available.

And, lastly, here’s a lovely review of the book from this month’s Cotswold Life:

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