Exit pursued by a Dalek… A tale of a fashionably late World Book Night

Posted: April 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

My latest day out, reading and listening to many great writers. And adding an Agatha Christie to the collection 🙂

Lurking Musings

Myself and Ed Fortune sat in front of a TARDIS. Picture taken by Frances Hardinge Myself and Ed Fortune sat in front of a TARDIS. Picture taken by Frances Hardinge

World Book Night happens annually on the same day as Shakespeare’s Death, the 23rd April. On this day, volunteers give out free books in order to encourage reading in those who do not read much. Being a World Book Night giver I was of course giving out books on that night…

Except I wasn’t. Because I was giving them away on the 24th April. A day late… Damned temporal distortions again.

That was the base concept behind the Fashionably Late World Book Night party at the Fab Café in the city centre of Manchester. To be fashionably late in giving away our books. So, I turned up at a Geek themed basement bar with a bag full of books and author Frances Hardinge in tow for a night of poetry, prose and free books.

And there…

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