I enjoyed meeting Gervase Gregory, a New Forest artist. His book A Lifetime in Postcards would make a wonderful gift for anyone who like me, loves nature and the New Forest. And, because my other love is flying, it was a real pleasure to talk to Doug Gregory and his wife Liz. After 25 years of aerobatics with THE GREAT WAR DISPLAY TEAM, and having reached the age 91, he has only just hung up his flying goggles. His book, Aeroaddict is the story of one man’s lifelong love affair with aeroplanes.
All morning a steady stream of people made their way into the Herald to meet the authors while the crowds bustled in the brilliant winter sunshine. Children hovered around stalls laden with homemade goodies – a feast for the eyes and the nose.
There was a good bit of interest in The Company of Goblins, and I know that quite a few children will be making their own Goblins on my website tonight. So I’d like to say a big thank you to Louise Martin of the Herald for asking me to join in the fun. And of course a big thank you to Jenny Knowles my publisher who put my name forward.