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September 19, 2008
Are the reflections in the window actually the real world or is the young model on the cover actually more real and present than the ageing author?
I think Waterstone's might be overselling me somewhat, billing me as the new JK Rowling. (The hint of Northern Rock in the distance in the final frame is probably nearer the truth). Thank you Norwich. Hope you enjoyed the little extract from the love story I read you. If anyone remembers the earlier and much younger student Gareth with the campaigning 70s newspaper stuttering out his slogans - well, that story today was what all I was really trying to say back then.
September 17, 2008
Don't forget, I'll be signing copies of this in Norwich Waterstones, Castle St, on Friday 19 September from 12.30 noon to 2pm. You can find a few extracts on this blog and on the website www.garethcalway.co.uk
Radio Norfolk gave the book and its feature on Roy Waller's programme 4 stars last spring (if you can call it a spring) and Keiron Pym in last Saturday's EDP was going along the 'Great Comprenhensive School novel' route too. Flattery will get you everywhere, fellas, and - having spent 27 years teaching in comps - you can't say I haven't done my research. It's also a romantic comedy and a love story in which the romantics among you will not be disappointed.
I was there 30 years ago, at UEA. See you there!