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The charismatic author Guy Fraser-Sampson was in attendance at Congo coffee shop, signing his latest book Death in Paradise.  The weather was a bit against us as storm Angus was battering the coast and raining down upon us all afternoon, thank goodness for cake.
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Guy even went as far as to say it was the best he had tasted, I must remember to tell Marianne to keep up the good work and that I am more than willing to be taster of all she bakes.  We discussed his new book which will be out the 7th January titled Miss Christie Regrets, this will follow on in the Hampstead Murders with the third book which is almost finished becoming available in June.  Guy has obviously been extremely busy as he also re-located to the country side, I wonder what murders he will be dreaming up down in Sussex.  I was amazed when during our discussion about different books and authors he said he liked to read the good books again, I could think of nothing worse as there are so many that I do want to read but there is never enough time.  I was feeling proud of my total of 46 books that I have read this year until Guy informed me he read about 4 a week!  Between writing and reading he can’t have much time left but what a dedicated author and lets face it, it does show in his books as they are amazing.
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During Saturday morning I attended a workshop given by Andy Miller who wrote The Year of Reading Dangerously.  I must admit I did have a chuckle when he told us it took him 7 years to write about 1 year.  Andy also gave some very good advice about just about anything and everything to do with books, reading, writing, publishing, editing. in fact the man is a mind of knowledge.  The 3 hours passed so very quickly that we could have been there all day.  Very good events so far at The Folkestone Book Festival 2016.

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