An excerpt from the paperback launch of T E Taylor’s Revolution Day on Monday.
Well, the launch of the paperback of Revolution Day on Monday went quite well in the end after a bit of a chaotic start.
I’d prepared a slide show, with pictures of a bunch of historical dictators whose lives and careers inspired my fictional character Carlos Almanzor, but the person who was supposed to be sorting the projector didn’t turn up. In my introduction, I had to tell people to imagine a picture of Colonel Gaddafi or whoever instead. But at least this got me a few laughs, and the readings seemed to go down very well – with the considerable help of my wife Rosa and friends Mary and Sue, who shared between them the excerpts that were in the voice of Carlos’ estranged wife Juanita. There were lots of questions afterwards, and I sold quite a few books. My hosts, the Friends of Holmfirth Library and Tourist Information Centre, laid on plenty of wine and other…
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