Thursday, 14 October 2010

Next week in Dublin...


... I will be talking at Dubray Books on Thursday 21st at 6.30pm. What a treat -- I love Dublin, and am so looking forward to being there. Have just been searching my bookshelves, and rediscovered Elizabeth Bowen's collection of Irish stories to read on the journey -- not sure if it's still in print (my edition is from 1978, published by Poolbeg Press). One of the stories -- Hand in Glove -- is a wonderfully chilling tale of clothes and ghosts; don't want to give too much away (and neither does the hand in its glove...).
Speaking of brilliant short stories, I also want to recommend Polly Samson's new collection, Perfect Lives, published by Virago. More of which later...
PS. Went to sign books today at Hatchards in Piccadilly. Anyone who loves fashion and books should head along to the 2nd floor -- a great surprise in store.

5 comments:

Janet Gordge said...

Last attempt! I would be good to hear from you especially if you are still in touch with anyone from Milham especially Frankie Irwin or Margaret Thorne. Good see you have made such a success of your life. Well done. Contact: jgordge@shaldon.devon.sch.uk - it would be great to hear from you, best wishes Janet gordge - same year as you at Milham

Josephine Tale Peddler said...

Hello, a rushed note to let you know that there was rather a nice little write-up in Sydney's Thursday Herald Style supplement on your latest. It described how you bring another layer (without judgement) to the Chanel story and go where other author's haven't. It was part of a larger feature on good fashion design books. The clothes/ghost story sounds worth looking out for I always love a good ghostie. Enjoy your weekend and best wishes for the Dublin talk.

Love Bakery said...

Hi Justine
Check out Laura Bailey's blog - I think you'll like it!
http://www.vogue.co.uk/blogs/laura-bailey/101014-a-weekend-in-miami.aspx

Justine Picardie said...

Very nice to get news from Devon, Sydney and Miami! Sam, looking forward to seeing you later at the V&A. And we must make a plan for cupcakes at Daunts.

annieo said...

Justine
I was one of the lucky Irish Times readers who got to meet you today for afternoon tea, what a delightful afternoon, sorry it was,nt longer, you are fascinating,would loved to have discussed some of yr other works, but I love the new book, by the way, we were wondering if yr beautiful rought edged jacket was Chanel, so gorgeous...I think i won the bet, come back soon,
anne o connor