Friday, May 29, 2009
So yesterday I spent around 13 hours driving around Wales seeing a couple of clients. I stopped off in a little village called Hay-On-Way which I hadn't heard of before. It had a sign saying it was book related and it turned out to have 39 book shops as well as a massive literary festival going on with free entry. Talking about it to friends it seems everyone has heard of it but me somehow!
So anyway after my appointment the company let me leave my car in their car park and walk to the festival. Inside I managed to meet Jonathan Stroud (author of the Bartimaeus trilogy). Here he is signing some books and I think the little girl with the pink headband was his daughter.
I bought The Last Siege by him as it is one I hadn't heard of before.