Saturday, 13 December 2008

Oh, all right, it's Christmas

All right, I give in. It's Christmas.

I got an inkling of this when the Romantic Novelists' Association Cambridge Chapter (small but perfectly formed) met for our bi-monthly lunch and discovered Roast Turkey With All The Trimmings chalked up on the blackboard menu.

We celebrated Judith Lennox's news that one of her German editions had sold 25,000 copies in the first ten days after publication and Louise Allen having pressed the send button just that morning to dispatch her 30th title to HM&B. In addition, Judith was within two pages of finishing her next book (each one takes her 18 months!!!) and Mary Nichols had also delivered a manuscript within the last week.

It was a lovely, chatty meeting (so much so that Judith and Mary left with about 90 seconds to catch their train) and we drank to those of us who unfortunately couldn't be there due to illness / dead cars / deadlines / work.

So, from the RNA Cambridge Chapter to you:



Mummy said...

Sounds like a lovely time - what a talented bunch you are!!!

Jan Jones said...

It was indeed lovely! Hope you have a good Christmas season too.

liz fenwick said...

It looks like a fab lunch and well done to Judith being on the long list!!! Only days now until I get to read THE book - it will be waiting for me in my wonderful house!!

Kate Hardy said...

Sounds like a fab time - and congrats to Judith for her longlisting (it's an excellent book).

Looking forward to having lunch with you myself in a fortnight :o)

Jan Jones said...

Hope Fair Deception is worth the wait, Liz!

Looking forward to our outing too, Kate :)

Estantia said...

We actually had to PLAN for a place that did christmas dinner for the end of term meal. Apparently Chinese or Italian just doesn't cut it when it comes to a December meal...

I admit it was good though, and the sundaes afterwards especially so. By the way, has anyone else found that toffee ice cream almost smells/tastes like coffee ice cream?