Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Reading the review copy

FeedARead and I batted emails backwards and forwards until at last I received my ‘author’ copy for review.  OMG it is such a pretty book – it brought tears to my eyes.  I jumped up and down a little and then remembered my recent diagnosis and told myself to calm down and breathe deeply.

Now I can see the manuscript as a book – which I can hold in my hand.  It’s a nice size – the line spacing could be closer but I like it as it is.  The older black and white photographs shown are the best they can be – they’ve been rattling around for years – in boxes and folders – some of them date back to 1934/35 so you can expect them to be a bit faded.  I tidied them and enhanced them with Photoshop.  The interior looks very nice.  The cover is great - the front cover a photograph that my daughter Sorcha took at least ten years ago - whilst I was busy gardening.  The back cover a photograph of mine - of one of the woodland walks in the wild garden at Orchards.  Wonderful memories.


  1. Hi Penelope,
    I've nominated you for the Sunshine Award - no pressure to take part, and sorry if you've done it before/hate this type of thing :-)
    Jo x

    1. Thank you for your nomination and for following my blog. I've never done it before and I like this kind of thing - it lifted my spirits!x

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    1. Thanks Patsy, I am deep in a final read! Next week I'll have some time to 'pick your brain' as promised a fortnight ago.

  3. Congratulations on having your book published! Here's wishing you all the best with it! It looks awesome!

  4. Thank you. It's been a steep learning curve. I'll be back to look at your blog soon.