Some pictures to give you a feel for what has been a fantastic first day in the dovegreyreader tent at Port Eliot Festival.
We had a delightful and fascinating hour with Hari Kunzru and Katie Kitamura while the heavens opened this morning, but we hardly noticed the rain and we squeezed some great book recommendations out of them. Each visitor is giving us their reading suggestions so I'll post all those here eventually and writer more about each event soon.
Lots of Friends of dovegreyreader popped in to say hello including Alice and Christopher Biggins, who wasn't a friend but now is if I will mend his Kaffe Fassett jumper for him. BBC Spotlight came to interview us live for the lunchtime news, except we all thought the second rehearsal was the live one, so having relaxed we were a bit surprised to find we had to do it all again. You'll be pleased to know that both Carol and Linda W, who comment here, managed to pitch their tents without recourse to kicking and screaming.
I think you'll also agree that the flower show crew of Fran H-B and RevCheryl have done us proud with our Sound of Music installation...spot the nuns climbing a mountain, sew-a-needle-pulling-thread and brown paper packages overlaid with accents of Lonely Goatherd
A huge day tomorrow...Justine Picardie, Daisy Goodwin, Edmund de Waal, Helen Walsh & Eleanor Birne and Gillian Slovo. I'll Be Back Soon...oh sorry wrong film... So Long Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen Goodni-i-i-ght, the sun has gone to bed and so must I-I-I.