Saturday, 15 May 2010

Vimtos all round

You need something to wash down Dairylea white bread sandwiches, Victoria sponge and the like, a major feature of Maxine Linnell's 1962 food table at the launch of her book Vintage on Thursday night. I was too busy with bookselling to get anywhere near the '62 or the 2010 food tables (her novel is set in both times) but the crowds got stuck in. And there were crowds too, so thanks to Kate, Terry, Rod Duncan and the others at Leicester Writers Club for organising a great launch. Maxine was a bit shocked at the numbers, but proved to be a great reader and good in conversation. The audience also got stuck into debating the differences between then and now, and it was good to have a teenager debating as well as some of the older crowd. It was a great night. Well done Maxine.

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