Friday, 29 November 2013

About last night

It was a launch party like no other.

In the quirky Lyric Theatre, in Bridport's Barrack Street, we chatted, we nibbled, we tapped our feet and listened to the music. Wo-ah-ah, listen to the music.

We marvelled at the flock wallpaper, we drank pints of Thatchers cider and glasses of wine and caught up with old friends.

'Are we in it?' was the recurring question of the night as people leafed through the books before parting with their cash.

'Well, yes, and no. Buy a book and work it out for yourself.'

Last night was lift off for The Bridport Press and our three books - Well, Fare Thee Well by Mitch Norman, A Town Like This by Maddie Grigg and The Borassic Coast by S C Geraghty.

Maddie was greedy and also slipped in her book, A Year in Lush Places: Tales from England's Rural Underbelly, by popular request. But then, Mitch and Sean also slipped in a CD or two.

Poor Mr Grigg. Two hours in the Lush Places community shop and then manning the book stand at The Bridport Press launch. The man deserves a medal. As does the lovely Hadassah, who'd spent the afternoon hard at work putting all the nibbles together.

At the end of the evening, one of the three heads of the hydra that is The Bridport Press realised we hadn't taken any group photos.

So a few blurred shots taken by others and you kind of get a picture of how it went.
 And we wonder why.
So thanks, one and all and all for one, for turning up in such numbers and with such smiley faces.

There will be more news of The Bridport Press to come, the hydra is not dead just yet. So keep watching this website and our Facebook page for more news.

In the meantime, if you couldn't make it last night and would like a signed copy of one of the books, we'll be at Bridport Arts Centre craft fair tomorrow morning, selling hand-crafted words from Dorset.

And if that's not a possibility, you can order the books from the FeedARead site or from all good booksellers.

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