Monday, 4 May 2009

Chucks and Books at Attingham

My writers' group - 'Wrekin Writers' had a stand at the National Trust site of Attingham Park in Shropshire. On the 4th and 5th of May Attingham held its annual book fair in the grounds of this beautiful house.

We had our own marquee in the courtyard which was a wonderful setting, especially as the weather was so lovely.

We set up our stalls.

Me with my little chicken book!

Simon Whaley

Dorothy Nicolle

I even took some sepia style photos of Bethan and Blodwyn to give a rustic old look for my stand.



There was a storyteller.

And talent spotters who were trying to find members of the public who would enter our writing competition.

Julie and Nicola

Even my own 'Mother Hen' got stuck in and helped sell my book.

Phyl Blakemore

The general public browsed the stalls.

I even sold a few copies. But this wasn't just about selling books. It was a great way to spend a bank holiday. I had some lovely conversations with members of our group and the other Shropshire writers who joined us.

If you missed the event, it's not too late to buy my book which is available on the National Trust website.


  1. Great photos, Diane! It was a super day wasn't it. Very inspiring. Your chicken book is wonderful and very funny! I couldn't resist reading it before I sent it to my Aunt for her birthday!

  2. Hi Julie, Yes I felt inspired too. I was pleased with the photos, they are a great memory to a lovely day. So glad you liked my little book, thanks for your comments.

  3. It looks like Atttingham has taken over our blogs for this weekend but it was well worth every minute spent there.

    I have loved the last couple of days.

    Best wishes