Coventry isn't exactly a beauty spot, the unicorn has to admit, and the next day dawned grey and damp, which made it seem even less pretty. But the morning event at Christ the King Primary School was colourful and warm and welcoming, and turned out to be one of the best events of the whole tour.
|Christ the King School|
|Book 4 - coming in October|
Then Katherine read from Sword of Light and took some questions from the floor...
...after which she signed books... and signed books... and signed books... until the huge pile on Waterstone's table RAN OUT!!!
|The signing queue stretched all the way around the hall.|
In fact, Katherine was having such fun and signing so many books that we were a little bit late leaving Coventry. Then we got lost on the misty motorway network around Birmingham and arrived late for our afternoon event in Wolverhampton. We found everyone (children, visitors, teachers and booksellers) waiting patiently in the hall at St Stephen's School - the unicorn thanks everyone for being so patient!
I kicked all the books and pictures out of Katherine's sparkly bag, while she launched straight into her talk...
|Fortunately, by now, she knows it off by heart.|
And if my legs were a little bit crossed inside her sparkly pink bag, that's because there wasn't time to go to the bathroom until afterwards, although we did manage to eat our sandwiches on route so at least she didn't faint from hunger halfway through.
Some more book signing to finish the afternoon, and then we drove on to our second hotel in the (rather prettier than Coventry) west midlands town of Stourport-on-Severn, where award-winning fantasy author Susan Price popped in for a chat by the fireside - and the evening vanished like time does when you are with friends.
Next post: see who dressed up for World Book Day (and who didn't)!
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With thanks to:
Joy Court, Coventry YLG
Christ the King Primary School
St Stephens C of E School
Waterstones (Coventry and Wolverhampton branches)
Nicola Wilkinson, PR