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Spreading the Word!

I always enjoy giving talks about different aspects of my work and especially when invited by somewhere I value as highly as our very own Ripon Library.  It was a bonus that its excellent Outreach Librarian, Claire Thompson, was able to relieve me of the burden of taking along my own laptop, projector and extension cable. My techie son Richard sent her the whole presentation by some electronic means I still don’t fully understand and it was all set up for me when I arrived. Claire also took charge of moving the images forward whenever required, so all I had to do was talk about them. Brilliant!

Emmerdale fans will recognise the lovely Natalie J. Robb aka Moira Dingle in the foreground of the screenshot. As on many other occasions, I was playing the part of a Woolpack regular, and comfortably seated in the bar in the company of my former (professional) partner Charlie. What were we discussing so earnestly? Well, it could have been anything, but quite possibly we were playing a word game of some kind, as we used to do before the microphones became so sensitive that we were only allowed to mime.

There was so much to say about it all that I overran my time, but no one in the friendly audience seemed to mind and I was very happy to sign a few books afterwards. As one buyer told me, being cheap, cheerful and flexible, they’ll make great stocking fillers!


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