Such a pleasure to see lots of old friends and new faces at the launch event for Every Secret Thing in the beautiful Lake District Village of Patterdale, where the novel is largely set. Many many thanks to everyone who helped - especially Gillian and Tom in the brilliant Patterdale Village Shop, and Mike Town and the Jubilee Singers for letting me piggy-back on their marvellous concert.
News & events
A joy to go back to Cambridge on May 13th to sing evensong in Clare College chapel again with a massed alumni choir and to share a reunion dinner with old friends. 'Every Secret Thing' is set in Cambridge and the Lake District and has a lot of singing in it, so here's a glimpse of the world of the novel! You can hear the wonderful evensong service here (scroll to 'Alumni evensong, 13th May'): http://www.clarecollegechoir.com/webcasts
Book tour for 'Every Secret Thing' in October taking shape now with bookings from the West Country to Scotland. Watch this space for more details!
Swindon Festival of Literature
Such a warm welcome in Swindon on May 10th, and wonderful to share the stage with two other women writers, Gillian Best and Vanessa Lafaye. A nice review from festival director Matt Holland: "First on stage, on three-novelists’ night at the Swindon Festival of Literature, was Rachel Crowther. Her talk was clear, crisp, informative, and engaging. The audience was hooked. Clearly a writer who knows how to tell a good story..." and a write up in the local paper: http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/15280140.Literature_festival__The_success_of_female_novelists_celebrated_at_Swindon_Festival_of_Literature/?ref=rl&lp=4
Every Secret Thing launch
Launch party in St Patrick's Church, Patterdale - Wednesday July 26th, 7-8pm, followed by a concert by the Jubilee Singers.
Every Secret Thing is set in a fictionalised version of Patterdale, and a concert in the church features in the novel, so I'm really thrilled that the launch party is taking place there. There will be refreshments, a reading and Q&A, and book signing. Do come along if you're in that neck of the woods!
Pictures from the Waterstones launch
On a high!
Wonderful dinner to celebrate publication day at Askham Hall
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Launch party for 'The Things You Do For Love' at Waterstone's in Guildford, September 2016
Waterstones in Guildford are hosting a launch event on Friday 2nd September from 7-9pm. I'll be reading, answering questions, signing books - and the shop will be open for book sales. Entry is free, and refreshments will be available.
Interview on Talk Radio Europe's book show coming up soon - watch this space.
A preview outing for ‘The Things You Do For Love’ in a summer book club meeting on a punt.
Read an extended piece on the BZ blog about the punting expedition