Ten months after the hardback of Our Endless Numbered Days was published in the UK, the paperback is officially out today. It’s had a beautiful new jacket designed with some wonderful quotes from readers. The picture above is what I woke up to this morning: our Christmas tree, newly decorated by my husband, and a bottle of champagne.
And I’m delighted to finally be able to announce that it has been selected for both the Richard & Judy book club, and the Waterstones book club.
Richard & Judy
Three times a year eight novels are selected for the Richard & Judy book club which are promoted throughout all WHSmiths (a UK chain of book, stationary and news shops), as well as providing author interviews, book club questions and podcasts on the WHSmith blog.
A week before Christmas I was invited up to the Covent Garden Hotel in London to meet Richard and Judy, and be interviewed and recorded. It was great fun – they were lovely, and funny, and very professional.
And seeing my novel on the R&J stands in my local Smiths was exciting and a little odd. I’m not sure what all the customers coming and going thought I and my husband were doing jumping up and down and taking pictures.
Waterstones (the largest chain of bookshops in the UK) select eight books, four times a year for their book club, and I’m delighted that Our Endless Numbered Days has been selected. This means that the novel will be promoted throughout all the shops, as well as having exclusive extra content in the back of the Waterstones’ version.
Penguin are running a poster campaign alongside the paperback release, so look out for posters across London and make sure you take a picture and send it to me (with you in it!).