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Frost and Otway to attend launch!

September 30, 2011

TV stars are now flocking to be involved with the paperback launch of my book “Summer in the Cote D’Azur” (available now on Kindle), but instead of the quite apt original date, Halloween, the release of this literary masterpiece  has been delayed until Monday November 7th to accommodate even more people.

Steve Frost, well-known comedian who has appeared in The Young Ones, Blackadder, Mr Bean and in countless other TV programmes such as “Never Mind The Buzzcocks”, the man famous in those adverts for saying “I bet he drinks Carling Black Label” and brother of Matt Frost, from French Mortgage Xpress based in Valbonne, has agreed to introduce me at the launch, and as if that was not enough, Mr John Otway has bowed to the intensive pressure under which he was being placed and has agreed to be another guest of honour on the big day. As a result, the venue for the lunch will have to change to accommodate a few more people, and so it will now take place at the Auberge Provencal in their restaurant, rather fittingly overlooking Valbonne Square.

Tickets for this event will be limited to about 80 in number and will be priced at 25 Euros a head to include lunch. They can be reserved by calling Lin at the English Book Centre  in Valbonne, or respond to me leaving a comment at the bottom of this page.

Clearly, demand for these tickets was going to be high in any event due to the extraordinary furore I have managed to build up in my own mind over the launch of my literary career, or paunch launch as it has rather unkindly been described, but even I will have to concede that the attendance of a notable TV personality and a man who has two hit singles to his name in a 30 year career littered with failure may slightly increase demand for tickets. Please don’t think this will fame change me at all, I shall remain the irritating self-important, self obsessed, ageing and slightly overweight figure many of you know so well, but I do hope you can keep an orderly queue for signed copies of the book on the day.

The worship of beer, with no holding back

My picture today was taken at lunchtime yesterday at The Mill in Elstead, Surrey and admirably reflects the amount of time since my last pint of proper English beer. London Pride is of course the best beer known to man, and I considered it churlish not to celebrate, even pay homage to this fine Fullers ale. Clearly this could not properly be achieved, not the correct respect paid with the consumption of just one pint, and I think we exhibited sufficient reverence in the end.

The surprise since arriving yesterday has been the south of France weather herein England and the fact that I did not have to change out of my shorts upon landing. The countryside looked splendid with the leaves just beginning to turn red and gold, but you know it cannot last. Three days and a thunderstorm is the old adage and I am here in the UK for the next three days.

If you think that the new-found fame and fuss which certainly exists in my mind would deflect me from my duties with Currencies Direct, you would be wrong, at least until the royalties start flooding in, indeed I have already identified at least one new potential client whilst I have been here, and I know my son will use the service as soon as he has any money.

Last night to Guildford to ensure that English pubs remain at their usual high standard and today takes us to London to visit female sprog.

Chris France

7 Comments leave one →
  1. September 30, 2011 9:41 am

    Nice site with good sort of posts..Keep updating..Goodluck


  2. Pinman permalink
    September 30, 2011 10:12 am

    You know that us two would not miss it for the world, unless it clashes with a meeting of quilting embroidery or the Temperance Society !


  3. The Naked Forker permalink
    September 30, 2011 7:40 pm

    Dear Mr Author
    I would love to reserve 2 tickets for your launch – one for myself (please advise dress code – ie do I need to wear anything?) and the other for Cathie the Cultured.

    Let me know how to pay you.

    Kind regards

    The Naked Forker


    • October 1, 2011 12:15 pm

      my dear forker, you are very welcome and on the ever growing list of those wise enough to book early. Dress code is optional, as indeed dressing at all….


  4. October 1, 2011 2:46 pm

    Although I already purchased the Kindl version (recommended! great reading to fall asleep to in a hotel) I would like to reserve two tickets,for the nice gentleman realtor and myself -we do of course expect a discount as loyal customers and having brought so many clients for Currenciesdirect!
    NB:Reading your description of your ‘slightly overweight’ self I wondered if you could maybe do the signing in the nude, so that I can bring my live model class to sketch!


    • October 1, 2011 5:24 pm

      My dear Marina, I had already reserved you tickets, nice to see that nice gentleman realtor and yourself!


  5. October 21, 2011 10:03 pm

    What did you use to design your blog? It’s really awesome can you send me an email and let me know?


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