Monday, 28 May 2012

High Tide Signing and Presentation in Falmouth Bookseller

The first signing of High Tide took place in Falmouth Bookseller this Saturday. It was such a lovely event! Both Hugh Hastings (the Author of the book), and Ron Jones (the Managing Director of Mabecron Books Publishing) were there and I felt pretty special in such a great company!

By the way, if you would like to purchase a signed copy of the book, you can do it HERE.

The signing went really well with plenty of people coming through the door! The atmosphere was buzzing and Hugh's pen almost ran out of ink from all those lengthy messages he was leaving in people's books :))) We also had a very pleasant surprise! Some of the characters in our book are based on real people, and one of the them turned up!!!  Pc Andy Hocking from St Ives, popped in to sign a few copies.

There was another very pleasant coincidence which made the day even more special! The Olympic Torch was carried through Falmouth that day and there were crowds of excited people on the streets! Everybody was in great mood and we even managed to catch a glimpse of the Torch when it was carried near the book shop! Here it is:

But the most extraordinary event happened a day earlier, when quite a lot of celebrities gathered in Cornwall for the official ceremony of the start of the 70-day Olympic Torch relay around the country in the buildup to London 2012. David Beckham, Boris Johnson, Princess Anne and many others were here. Hugh Hastings, who was also invited to the ceremony, had several copies of High Tide with him, so all the celebrity guests, including David, Boris and Princess received a signed copy of our book. It doesn't get any better than that!

So, there is a fat chance that Beckham's sons will be among the first readers of the book illustrated by me! How cool is that?


  1. How awesome is that Elina-massive congrats! Wishing you all the best! :)

  2. So amazing! Thank you for sharing & for such a wonderful visit!!!

    love + luck + bliss,