Monday, 23 November 2015

Another Book Launch

Hanging around Booth's Bookshop with a glass of wine in my hand is getting to be a habit!
The occasion this time was the launch of Mollie Lord's novel Paradise Lost, which involves painters in Provence and someone who works for the NHS. I saw Mollie in the Wholefood Shop earlier in the day, and she invited me to come along.
Mollie read three extracts from her book, perched on the bookshop stepladders (as is traditional at these events). Lyn Webster Wilde was there, too, and she said that Mollie had started writing the book when on a writing course Lyn was running in the Dordogne. So Lyn has seen it taking shape right from the beginning.
One of the characters in the book is an alcoholic, and Mollie made an impassioned speech about the NHS cutting funding to addiction clinics, making the point that it's not just the alcoholic who is affected, but the entire family around them, who need help as well.

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