February 11, 2010
‘I’ll have a big ceramic pot, please, and a copy of One Big Echo of a Much Nicer Place.’
Those are the exact words you can hear now* in one of the artiest and craftiest corners of the county, because One Big Echo of a Much Nicer Place is now available in Uys Gallery, St Ives*
Roloef Uys makes beautiful stoneware pots and displays them in this gallery, run by his partner Melanie. I’ve been looking at them myself and they really are things of great beauty.
Visit www.uysgallery.co.uk to find out more about Roloef’s pots, or visit the shop at 8 Tregenna Hill, up near the bus station.
*Only likely to be heard if someone is simultaneously buying a book and a pot
February 9, 2010
You know how it is.
You go to an ice-cream shop and buy a rum and raisin. And you feel strangely dissatisfied. And then you say to yourself:
‘You know what would make this a complete and fully satisfactory retail experience?’
‘What?’ you say.
‘If I could buy a book alongside my ice-cream.’
‘Exactly!’ you say.
Well now you can. Because Mr B’s Ice Cream Parlour in Hayle have bowed to heavy authorial pressure (nagging) and decided to mix retail genres by selling One Big Echo of a Much Nicer Place alongside its glorious ice-cream.
Early trials revealed much confusion, with punters licking books and reading ice-cream, but they soon got the hang of it.
I’ve got ice cream in my book
Interestingly, One Big Echo features a story called Love and Ice Cream, about a man who falls in love with a fellow ice-cream seller. (Well, I thought it was interesting.)
Find out more about Mr B’s Ice Cream Parlour at www.mrbsicecream.co.uk/ and then visit them to try the creamiest Tiramisu, richest Black Forest Gateau or one of the many other mouthwatering flavours.
And to pick up a copy of my new book.