NEW BOOK – THE FLIGHT OF BIRDS – ALAN HOWARD (OUT NOW)

Monday, 3 September 2012

Alice’s White Knight lives!










































Sketched once by Tenniel:
a funny masterstroke;
he’s still alive and well
in sunny Basingstoke.

His hair is now neater,
a bit thinner, of course;
a chargeable scooter
he’s swapped for his horse.

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Waterstones Summer tour results good

Final tour result 806 bks (541 Curd) @ £10,769 through tills in 31 signings. 
Av. 26 @ £347.39 per day. 

Top scores on tour.
Sat:
39 – Colchester
35 – Portsmouth
34 – Basingstoke
29 – Berkhamsted
28 – Bedford
[Compared to top this year: Fareham – 48; High Wycombe 43; Basingstoke 41; Manchester Trafford 40; St Albans 38]

Wkdy:
31 – Colchester
30 – Poole
29 – Bridport / Witney
28 – Ipswich
27 – Lymington
26 – Bury St Edmunds Arc
[Compare top this year: Colchester – 35; Woking /Windsor/Fareham/Bishops Stortford – 33; Reading Oracle – 32]

Curd max on tour:
25 – Colchester
[Top this year: St Albans – 32; Basingstoke – 30; High Wycombe – 28; Fareham – 27; Colchester – 26 sold out by 3.30pm; Reading Oracle – 26]

Conclusion? This summer holidays has been quieter than the year in general vis-a-vis my signings.