Admittedly, I'm not looking my foxiest first thing in the morning (glasses instead of contacts, lank all-over-the-place hair etc) but I received a particularly cutting comment from youngest child this morning. "Look, Mummy, there you on that book!" she cried excitedly, pointing to the dresser where we keep the cook books.
Who was my celeb chef looky-likey, I hear you ask? Was it yummy Nigella? Was it heck.
Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall. That's who she thinks I look like. Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall, with a pig under his arm as he appears on the spine of the River Cottage Cookbook. Cheers for that, love. Ta very much.
Still, the day has improved no end since that crushing blow to my self-esteem. A delivery of champagne and chocs...no note with it so could be mystery admirer but I think it was from WPL who I write a lot of children's books for. Very nice indeed. And - AND! - I am in today's Bookseller in the Paperback Preview for April. Do you want to know what it says? Of course you want to know what it says! Here goes:
Any Way You Want Me
Pan, £6.99, 6th
Debut adult novel with lots of support, about a young, jaded mum inventing a life for herself. It's well written and mothers trapped at home with young children will certainly find lots to identify with.
That's good, isn't it? Well written!!! WELL WRITTEN!!! Cheers, Sarah Broadhurst. Very excited!
Off to buy some sprouts in a minute so better go. This probably my last post until after Christmas now as family due to start descending very soon.
Have a good one!
What price books?
13 hours ago