Sunday, 2 December 2007

Marian Keyes

You may remember that last month I went to see Marian Keyes at the Chichester Literary Festival. After Marian's fantastic talk she did a book signing and I got the opportunity to meet her. She is such a lovely lady!

Now, you may also remember that way back I wrote a blog entry about how much I loved her book 'Anybody Out There' and how it had me laughing and crying the whole way through. If you haven't read this book, it deals with death and grief but Marian writes in such a down-to-earth way that she doesn't make it depressing or miserable. I know it sounds cheesy but 'Anybody Out There' helped me a great deal after my Mum died.

I knew when I went to the literary festival that there would be a good chance of me meeting Marian so I made her this bracelet to kind of say thank you for helping me. A few days later Marian sent me a lovely email to thank me for the bracelet.

And today I was very flattered, very excited and very pleased when I read Marian's November Newsletter - yours truly gets a mention! Please click here to have a read. Oh, and if you've never read a Marian Keyes book then make sure you stick one on your Christmas list!


Kebo Jewellery said...

I too am a massive Marian Keyes fan and am very envious that you met her!!! I really lose myself in her books!

Lovely bracelet too!!

Laura said...

Thanks, Kelly! :o)

Laura x

Catherine said...

It's not at all cheesy! She's a really gifted lady and I think it's wonderful when people use their gifts to help others (now that does sound cheesy!!).

Your bracelet's lovely - she's obviously really touched!! How exciting!

Catherine xx

Janine- Cherished Trinkets said...

What a beautiful bracelet! The colours are divine! I have never read one of Marians' books but might just pick one up!

It was such a nice thought for you to give her the bracelet as a gift... no wonder she was over the moon!

Janine xx

Gemheaven said...

OH I love Marian Keyes books too and I love the bracelet Laura :D

Laura said...

Thank you for all the lovely comments, everyone! :o)

Laura x