If the one of the major booksellers on the high street and online wants to be the exclusive seller of your latest book for one whole month, it’s safe to say that you’ve made it.
When that bookseller is Waterstones and the writer in question is Sarah Rayner, author of the much-loved One Moment, One Morning and the most recent The Two Week Wait, I can’t but agree. If this whole scenario includes cupcakes, cocktails served in teacups and brilliant conversation, I’m totally sold! On the 2nd of February I was among the lucky members of the audience gathered at the Brighton branch of Waterstones to enjoy a literary evening in the company of Alexandra Heminsley and the much acclaimed Sarah Rayner. The two authors, both based in Brighton, delighted all people present with smart questions and interesting answers respectively. The exchange was a pleasure to witness and I’m sure that I wasn’t the only one to leave the bookshop feeling an even closer connection to these amazing novels.
If - for some unfortunate reason - you haven’t read either, don’t worry: they’re now both available nationwide from all major outlets!