Monday, 16 August 2010

Folklore of Hampshire at Waterstones, West Quay

I was delighted to be at Waterstones' bookshop in the West Quay Centre, Southampton, on Saturday.  Friends turned up to support me, which was wonderful, and several people bought copies of 'Folklore of Hampshire', which was great!  I am pictured with Kit, a very good friend of the family, who came along to give me a hug and buy a book.  It was lovely to see him, and his mother, Christine.

Several Writing Buddies turned up too and it was great to see some of them in the foyer outside the shop, reading my book.  I know that members of the public saw them and came in to find me.  Thanks guys!

Many thanks to the staff of Waterstones, who were very helpful and welcoming.  I look forward to meeting their colleagues at the Lymington branch on Saturday 21 August, between 11 and 2.  I hope you can join us.

Monday, 9 August 2010

Penny Legg in the Limelight

Waterstones in Portsmouth welcomed my little book and I, and, I have to say, I enjoyed meeting a diverse crowd of local readers.  Thanks for having me Pompey!

The official launch of Folklore of Hampshire was on Sunday 1st August at the Brushmakers Arms in tiny Upham.  Over 70 people attended and they were intrigued by the book and the haunted venue. It was lovely to see some of the people who had helped me with the research for the book and friends came from far and wide. My thanks to Keith and Nicola Venton, the inn's owners, who saw to it that everything went smoothly.

I will be signing the book at the West Quay, Southampton, branch of Waterstones on Saturday 14th August between 11 and 3 o'clock.  See you there.