Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Booksellers and Cornwall - Magic Combination

Yesterday afternoon was delightful. I mean on a wet and windy afternoon in April what could be better than prowling book stores...nothing except talking to booksellers about your book. Scary but so brilliant to have people enthusiastic about The Cornish House.

I also have to confess it was just brilliant talking to the team at the St Ives Bookseller (pictured and you can find them on Twitter at @stivesbooks) because they both loved the book. And at this point so few people have read it and, well, I love knowing what people enjoyed. I confess I haven't been brave enough to ask what they didn't like yet...I may never be...

On another note about The Cornish House....my first review is in on Goodreads and YAY!!!! it's a five star review. It's here. Now regular readers of the blog will recognize that review is from my friend - the fabulous writer Julie Cohen...so maybe she is biased but I know she is an English teacher at heart and wouldn't say something she didn't really mean so I am so honoured and pleased that, well, she liked the book....

Writers...did you cry with your first good review (yes, I did)? And readers do you review books and do reviews matter to you?

2 comments:

Richard Hoskin said...

So interested to read about your experience -- I hope to follow in your footsteps when my historical novel set in Cornwall in the C18th comes out!

liz fenwick said...

Richard...keep me posted on the progress of your book...love historical fiction love Cornwall!
lx