Project U and Norwich

It’s been a much needed four days off and now I am at my computer and raring to get going.

This time, unlike the fleeting visit when we launched Unthology 3, I managed to spend some quality time in Norwich, with my mum as well, and to take part in Unthank Books Project U with the launch of Unthology 7.

After arriving mid-afternoon, lovely hotel, we strolled the fifteen minutes into Norwich and sat soaking up the atmosphere of Market Square before heading to the venue, the old library now a bar and restaurant and also a great place for book launches…

Our Hotel

Our Hotel

Hotel Garden

Hotel Garden

The Old Library Bar and Restaurant

The Old Library Bar and Restaurant

We met some friends for dinner and then moved upstairs to the room where the event was taking place, all thanks to Ashley and Robin of Unthank Books.

There was a packed line-up of six readers, and another 2 of the authors from the collection were there, so it was lovely meeting some fellow Unthologists…

Dan Powell reading first

Dan Powell reading first

Elaine Chiew up second...

Elaine Chiew up second…

Gary Budden

Gary Budden

Adrian Cross kicking off the second half...

Adrian Cross kicking off the second half…

Me!

Me!

To finish Elizabeth Baines

To finish Elizabeth Baines

Everyone read so well and I do recommend you get yourself a copy of this amazing collection if you can…

It was a great evening and I want to thank Ashley and Robin at Unthank Books for publishing another of my stories and for giving a chance for the writers to all come together like this to share our work.

I will be interviewing some of the writers about their stories soon, so I hope to whet some appetites for the collection.

With some of the writers then heading back towards London, Mum and I had planned a couple of days sampling the delights of Norwich.

So on Friday we did plenty of shopping and enjoying the little back lanes and some great coffee places, indulging of course in a cream tea. In the afternoon we visited the cathedral…

Norwich Cathedral

Norwich Cathedral

Cathedral 2

Cathedral 3

We chilled on the grass outside, scoped the peregrines nesting on the top and generally soaked up Norwich 🙂

After that we returned to town for a lovely salad dinner before walking back to the hotel where we chilled some more in the lounge.

Saturday morning started with a good breakfast (the best bit about staying in a hotel, right?) and then we walked back into Norwich to finish the last morning before we headed back to Essex in the afternoon.

It has been lovely. Yesterday was also off and spent some time with the family, and now… here we go, all ready to write.

Unthology 7 coverIt’s great being a writer!

 

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