On Thursday last, 21st November I gave my final talk of 2019, sharing stories from the remarkable life of Joe Stirling with the members of Horsham St Faith’s Ladies’ Group. It was a splendid evening in the historic Mission Hall and the ladies were generous in buying copies as Christmas presents.
Having just reviewed the success of 2019, I can reveal the following statistics for the year:
55 talks in total around Norfolk (Many to members of Women’s Institutes)
24 concerning Escaping Hitler (Pen and Sword Books 2016)
28 about my second book, The Lady Lord Mayors of Norwich 1923-2017 (Pen and Sword Books 2018)
2 ‘When the Past Collides with the Present’, covering research findings from writing both books.
Total Sales following talks:
114 Escaping Hitler
98 Lady Lord Mayors
This is remarkable and looking forward I can report that I currently have 37 talks in the diary for 2020, and 5 for 2021! I am so grateful for the continuing interest in both my books and for the many evenings and afternoons spent in community halls, church halls and hotel dining rooms over this past year. My highlights must include speaking at the Time and Tide Museum and the Royal Assembly Rooms, both in Great Yarmouth, Norwich Castle Museum, the Noverre Suite at the Assembly House in Norwich, Fakenham Racecourse and How Hill near Ludham. Always good company, sometimes tea & cake (or even lunch!) and always a great reaction! And my thanks go to my followers on WordPress and Facebook for their loyalty and interest. MAY I WISH YOU ALL A HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON. Phyllida Scrivens, Norwich, UK.