The book as decor item. I know this is very superficial but the book as object has many different uses. Here it functions as an object of beauty, surrounded by an early Paul Hartigan painting (1979) aptly called ‘Dictionary’. To the front is the best prize I ever won (the most practical), a Waterman ‘cigar’ fountain pen which I won for my first book. Twenty years and a new nib and I am still using it.
On the evening of November 10th I am launching ‘The Hungry Heart’ here in Napier. I am eager for people who have been following the progress of the book on this blog to have the opportunity of being present. Send me an email with name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll send you the details of where and when.
To those who aren’t in Hawke’s Bay, I have to say writing this blog has been amazingly helpful to me in thinking aloud and in terms of giving me an idea of what people might be interested in (I hope!)
Anyway, I’m getting nearer to the book coming out and becoming real, which is both a bewitching and...nervous moment.