"When we read, we start at the beginning and continue until we reach the end. When we write, we start in the middle and fight our way out." - Vickie Karp
Saturday, 9 August 2014
backpacking in Croatia
Sorry I've been quiet this past week, folks! Mr. M and I had eight days away in Croatia, backpacking along the Parenzana - an old railway line that runs through Istria - which was lovely. We also had a few days down by the coast. Now I'm back in London and ready to 1. Tackle bookshop customers (not literally... probably) 2. Crack on with preparations for the release of The Bookshop Book on 9th October and 3. Get back to writing The Novel. Oh yes. Thanks, Croatia. We had a lovely time!
Jen Campbell is the author of the Sunday Times bestselling 'Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops' series, and 'The Bookshop Book.' She's also an award-winning poet and short story writer. Her poetry collection 'The Hungry Ghost Festival' is published by The Rialto and she is currently writing a short story collection. She runs a Booktube channel over at youtube.com/jenvcampbell
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From the oldest bookshop in the world, to the smallest you could imagine, The Bookshop Book examines the history of books, talks to authors about their favourite places, and looks at over three hundred weirdly wonderful bookshops across six continents (sadly, we’ve yet to build a bookshop down in the South Pole). The Bookshop Book is a love letter to bookshops all around the world.