I think I have travelled another 2000 miles, to the Lake District, to Hay, where the snow had settled on the hills.
The past two months have been movement and learning, and now I ned to paint. In all the whirling swirl, two things:
- Independent Booksellers voted The Lost Words the most Beautiful Book of the Year. And that was from a longlist of great beauty. How wonderful is that! I went to London to hear the news first hand and collect the award for al the team at Hamish Hamilton who made our book shine.
2. We were voted Hay Festival Book of the Year, and what an utter surprise that was.
And Hay Winter Festival was the most wonderful thing. I blogged about it on the Hay Festival site, so follow the link to see, because now, now, now, I am going to settle into my messy studio to paint.