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The York launch of ‘Shadows of the Past’.

YorklaunchbuffetprepThe venue this time was my elder son’s house for an afternoon ‘do’.  The original plan had been to lay out the refreshments picnic style in the garden (hence the blue plastic plates etc.), but dark clouds were looming over York as we arrived with a carload, so we thought discretion the better part of valour. The Cobbett men, having done their bit earlier on, found time for some displacement activity whilst I added the finishing touches.


Among the guests were fellow writers and salsa dancers, some devotees of both activities. On a different occasion, we might have pushed back the furniture and practised a few moves. Well, Susan does have tango numbers in her repertoire!


However, literature was the thing that afternoon. I read a couple of extracts from the novel and explained the background to those who hadn’t heard all about it before.


It was good to welcome people who hadn’t seen each other for a while and to make some introductions.


The rain held off and allowed the party to spill out into the garden.

For more photographs of the afternoon’s proceedings, please click on the images below. The quality is variable with some images being stills taken from the video.



30 August, 2015 - There are 2 comments on this story

  1. Thankyou for a wonderfully inspiring afternoon. I can’t wait to start reading ‘Shadows of the Past,’ which combines all the elements required for a fantastic novel. Congratulations on all your hard work.

    Gillian Byrom-Smith -

  2. Delighted you could join us, Gillian,and thank you for those kind words. I hope that our paths will cross again.

    Maggie Cobbett -

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