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Postscript: Wales

I’m back from Wales. Which isn’t actually like coming back from Brigadoon, though Port Talbot was shrouded in mist and quite mysterious. But Sandfields Library was bright and lively and packed with people who came to “Meet the Author.” It was one of the best library talks I’ve ever given. Everyone was friendly and keen with questions for me. I had a marvelous time.

Quick impressions: the view from my car window showed hills, fields, woods, and green, green, and more green. A rugged coastline along the Bristol Channel. Horses. Sheep. Castles. Magnificent rugby training grounds. In Starbucks: a fly-half fueling up after his morning workout. On the motorway in Port Talbot: the vast British Steel works and a road sign warning, “Deer Crossing.”

And yes, Welsh is sometimes spoken in Wales. Brits know this, but folks on the west side of the Atlantic might not. Here’s a bi-lingual road sign. As for me, once I crossed the Severn Bridge I became Margred. Also Marged. And Mererid.

It was great.

Road Trip: Wales

I’m hitting the road for Wales. Tonight it’s “Meet the Author” at Sandfields Library in Port Talbot, not far from Swansea. The author being me.

And on the way, if I see any dragons, Arthurian knights, rugby scrums, or wandering packs of Welsh opera singers, I’ll post photos.

Wednesday 12 October, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Sandfields Library
Morrison Road, Sandfields
Port Talbot, Wales
SA12 6TG
Tel: (01639) 883616
email: sandfields.library@npt.gov.uk

This week: Wales. And Contest 2011!

Wednesday evening I’ll be at Sandfields Library, Port Talbot, Wales, for “Meet the Author.” The author being me. Come on down. Speak Welsh to me. Talk about the Rugby World Cup. I’d love to see you.

Wednesday 12 October, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Sandfields Library
Morrison Road, Sandfields
Port Talbot, Wales
SA12 6TG
Tel: (01639) 883616
email: sandfields.library@npt.gov.uk

And all week, all weekend: Enter Contest 2011! You could become a character in my next novel. Or inflict that fate bestow that honor on a friend or relative.