in which I give away a book and marry Paul McCartney

Filed under: The Summer of Living Dangerously

Very excitingly, I have a book out on Thursday. THE SUMMER OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY comes out in paperback on 1 March and I will be firing up my blog by talking about it.

You can get a sneak peek at the story and see what people have been saying about it by checking out this page on my website.

But in the meantime, I’m going to do a special newsletter-subscribers-only giveaway of a signed copy of the paperback. All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is to sign up for my newsletter using the form right there on the right. If you’re already a subscriber, you’re automatically entered.

I’ll choose a winner next Tuesday, randomly selected from my newsletter subscribers.

Here is an Incredibly Cool Fact about this book: The cover was designed by Hennie Haworth, who did some illustrations for Paul McCartney’s new album. As I spent every breathing hour between the ages of 10 and 25 years old overwhelmingly, passionately, some might say obsessively in love with Paul McCartney, this is very exciting for me. It’s one degree of separation! I think it means that Paul and I are probably fated to get married. Or something like that.

Look! It’s a match in heaven.

Or this:

We both like umbrellas! We both smile at the camera in black and white! We have so much in common! I think it is True Lurve.



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  1. I love this post!
    I have this book! *bounces around excitedly* And I am looking forward to reading it.


    • I think we make a very cute couple, don’t you?

      Hope you enjoy the book, Vivienne!


  2. Good luck on Thursday and I think this book sounds great.


  3. When I was small we used to chant the following rhyme as we walked across the pavement, (sidewalk to you, Julie!) trying to avoid the ‘joins.’

    If you tread on a nick, you’ll marry a stick and a beetle will come to your

    As I grew older The Beatles arrived on the scene and the ‘punishment’ became the prize…

    Good luck with the new book.


    • If I’d known it was that easy, I’d have stepped on loads of cracks by now! Then again, who’s the stick?


  4. But, but…I was supposed to marry Paul McCartney! God, he was such a studmuffin.

    Although those photos are real cute!

    And your book looks AMAZING. So adorable.


  5. But only I know what you gave him. Yay on the new book. Love you.


  6. I had a mad crush on Paul too for most of my younger years. There’s just something so yummy about his eyes. And he’s aging very nicely. 🙂

    Can’t wait to read The Summer of Living Dangerously!!


    • I do have to admit I am a tad shallow and would sort of prefer to marry him some time before 1983.


  7. I always preferred George. Even when he went a bit loopy. gx


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