Wednesday, 20 August 2008
To the Sandwich Bookshop this afternoon, for a special guest appearance by local author and fellow Deal Writer, Bettine Manktelow. Bettine was appearing as part of the Sandwich Festival and read from her new collection of short stories Mostly About Men. There was a fair turnout for a mid-afternoon, mid-week literary event, and after Bettine’s reading there was a lively discussion about the difficulties of publishing short stories in this country. Copies of Bettine’s collection, priced at £4.99 (paperback) are available from the Sandwich Bookshop and several outlets in Deal, or can be ordered through the Guilton Press website.