It was pure fluke that I got to go to this event yesterday. I was meant to be around town with a good friend of mine but she rang me and cried off with the dreaded lurgy. So Mark and I flung on some clothes and headed up the road (literally 2 minute drive) to hang out with a bunch of utterly amazing guys and girls who brought the whole festival together.
|The books I took with to get signed|
|The books I bought and had signed|
|The one display of books for older readers.|
|Sarah McIntyre looking very pleased after her talk|
|The Stripey Horse and his friends are drawn by creator Karen Wall whilst Jim Helmore chatted to the kids about their books.|
|Loot bag! I now own one!|
|The smalls in the audience utterly captivated by the storytellers.|
|Guy Bass chatting about Secret Santa - Agent of XMAS|
After Guy's talk, there was a lunch break. Mark and I had a quick bite to eat and also hung around the nearly Pet Shop and checked out some lovely reptiles.
|Sarwat Chadda contemplating how to make the Chainsaw Gang even scarier.|
|Final picture - Alex Millway signing one of his Yeti books whilst his daughter looks on.|
A big thank you to all the organisers and I can't wait for the 2011 event. Or is that too soon to talk about it?