Friday, May 26, 2006
Monkey Business in Birmingham
Just returned from trip to Birmingham for the Book Week, putting in a couple of appearances at some of the city's libraries, and very well looked after I was indeed. OUP had organised my involvement in order to promote CHEEKY MONKEY, and I must have shifted about 40 copies to the school children who came from Coppice Green School and St Dunstan's School. What a bunch of kids- very engaging, polite, and great fun. Completely dispelled the idea for me that inner city kids lack respect. Just some of them, it'd appear.
Thanks to Angela King from Birmingham City Council library services for looking after me and making me feel at home, and all the support staff who helped make it such a great event. I hope to return next year, maybe with all my books in tow.