A light, bright room at the Folkestone Library, and a great audience who came to hear me talk about how travel and writing fiction work in tandem. Lots of questions, lots of books signed, and a going-home present of a hamper of local produce – including a miniature fruit cake so delicious that I sat on my hotel bed afterwards and scoffed the whole thing. Thanks to the audience, the organisers of the Folkestone Book Festival and Helen Derry, for their warm welcome.
Exhilarating walk along the sea front this morning from Sandgate back into Folkestone – huge waves and high winds nearly blew us away.
The Festival runs for another week until November 10th – details at http://www.folkestonebookfest.com