Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Finished my book...


... if a book can ever be said to be finished. But it is, at any rate, being printed. I feel happy and relieved and lost for words, all at the same time. At the end of next week, I'll be talking about it at Port Eliot -- I do hope to see some of you there. Port Eliot is launching its first flower show this year -- created by the brilliant Michael Howells, who designs sets for everyone from Dior to the Ballet Rambert -- hence the title of my talk: Chanel, Lady of the Camellias.
More soon...

27 comments:

kairu said...

Congratulations!

I always think of John Fairchild's description of Madame Chanel in 'The Fashionable Savages;' in my mind I can see her striding through the Bois du Boulogne, hands in her pockets, like a young girl. She is ageless, eternal, unique. I look forward to your book.

Cornflower said...

Congratulations, Justine!

Justine Picardie said...

Thank you both so much. And yes, John Fairchild's description of Chanel remains wonderfully vivid...
Can't wait for my blogging friends to read the book!

Mary said...

I can't wait to read your book!! I loved My Mother's Wedding Dress and am a fan of Coco Chanel so I am very excited! Congratulations!! I hope you are celebrating!!

Gondal-girl said...

wonderful news and hearty congratulations! If one almost blurs their eyes of Chanel in that pic it looks like you - I am sure she has been under you skin while writing. Again congratulations.

harriet said...

Well done and congratulations -- looking forward very much to reading it.

enid said...

Well done, Justine you are a star- can't wait to read it.

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Lilacs In May said...

Yay! well done. I'll have a cup of tea and a slice of (lemon) cake to celebrate on your behalf.

oxford-reader said...

Congratulations! Hope the talk in Port Eliot goes well!

A Bookish Space said...

Congratulations - I'm looking forwarding to reading this.

Knitting Out Loud said...

YAY!!!
Can't wait to read it.

Lou said...

Well done,Justine.Can't wait to see it on the shelves of australian bookshops!

enid said...

There is a girl we know called Justine
Whose writing is wonderful as we have seen
She has written about Coco Chanel
Which we know she does extremely well
And so to read it we are all extremely keen

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Justine Picardie said...

Wish I had some lemon cake to eat right now. Have been working myself up into a lather of anxiety about book-related matters; rather like the weather today, there were a few squalls and sudden showers. But feeling fortified by everyone's kindness here...

Justine Picardie said...

PS. All ideas welcomed on how to arrange an online book party for Mademoiselle Chanel.

Kiki said...

Congratulations, Justine! Can't wait to read it. I hope you have celebrated finishing it in some fantastic, memorable way.

enid said...

We'd all have to sit at our computers book in hand ,lemon cake and champagne and read the first chapter at the same time

Knitting Out Loud said...

Well, if you come to Maine we can have a book signing/talk at Left Bank Books, a wonderful bookstore owned by friends (and put you up in a delightful cabin on a lake).

Stephen Pope said...

The Guardian gave you a mention (and nice photo) this weekend. Staying overnight in Port Eliot? The gravitational pull of Bodinnick and Menabilly will feel very strong for somebody who is trying to keep her mind on a very different heroine. 'Last night I dreamt I went to the Tuileries again...'

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homemade said...

Congratulations on finishing your book.
I hope I see you at Port Eliot I will introduce myself. I am entering the "how green is my Valet" section of the flower show.
Best wishes
Ros BadgerX

Justine Picardie said...

Looking forward to Port Eliot, and to seeing Ros's entry in the flower show, and much else besides.

Stephen Pope said...

Love the Port Eliot estuary at St Germans, plus the neighbouring creek downriver at Antony Passage. Wish I could just drop everything and head down to Cornwall for your archive photos and Chanel talk, plus the flower show and some of the music.. and...and....

Had a need for a rapid Daphne today and nipped into Watersone's in Hastings for a copy. And do they have it? Nope. Just yards of Jodi Picoult and wall to wall Twilight titles clogging up every available surface.

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Justine Picardie said...

Just checking the weather report for Port Eliot; rain tomorrow, but then looking fine. Fingers crossed...