Signing up

Fri, Jun 27, 2008


A very exciting moment this week when an adorable contract dropped through the letterbox from my German publishers, the incredibly discerning Ullstein Verlag. This was full of baffling clauses about rights and royalties and other stuff which didn’t even ruffle my coiffure as it whizzed so far over my head. Naturally I didn’t stop for a second to read the small print – I couldn’t even begin to understand the big print in 24 point bold – and just whipped out my favourite ink pen, given to me by a lovely friend Abroad for my fortieth birthday party some years, ahem, only a couple of days, ago (I never know whether people want their names mentioned but think it’s safer not to (Mr X! Shudder!) unless given express permission). She said then that the pen would help me write my name with a flourish at booksignings and, though I tried to be insouciant about such a dim, distant prospect I was utterly thrilled at the idea. Now it’s moved a step closer! Yippee! The book is called Hot Chocolate and will be published in the Autumn of 2009. Everyone order your Linguaphone courses now – and cross your fingers, please, for a UK publisher too!

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10 Responses to “Signing up”

  1. Lindsay Says:

    How very very exciting!

  2. MsCatCalls Says:

    Your book is in German ? oo er ….

  3. goodbyetoallfat Says:

    Congrats! I look forward to hearing more about it.

    Best wishes,

  4. slippers Says:

    Gutentarg…..well done to you xxx

  5. rosiero Says:

    Mein Gott, wie ist es, dass dein Buch auf deutsch ist? I did German at uni if it is any use to you!!(see the earlier part of my blog)

  6. DulwichDivorcee Says:

    Hello Lindsay, yes, I’m a bit over-excited – but it’s so nice to have something good to write about!

  7. DulwichDivorcee Says:

    Hello MsCC, if I may call you that, yes it is in German, or should I say da? It is the only word I know after all ….

  8. DulwichDivorcee Says:

    Thank you dear Goodbye, I look forward to droning on about it endlessly, and hope your headache is better btw!

  9. DulwichDivorcee Says:

    Dear Slippers, thanks so much xx

  10. DulwichDivorcee Says:

    Oooh, Rosiero, you’ve completely lost me there, I haven’t got the Linguaphone course yet (still waiting for The Secret to deliver it) …will hie me hence to the early part of your blog …