As a result of yesterdays chance meeting I receive an email today from AS Byatt’s publisher who herself received an email from AS Byatt and then contacted my agent who had then contacted me. It was a request to attend her book launch.
All this a result of helping someone find direction at Southbank Centre. It’s a beautiful thing. AS Byatt offered an invite to her book launch as a means of thanks I send a mail back to ask if I could take David Akinsanya my friend the documentary film maker. (See Monday’s blog) “AS Byatt would be over the moon if you did” says the publisher.
Myself and David are men who spent all of our childhoods in care. We are invited to the book launch by one of England’s finest writers whom we both met yesterday in different circumstances. AS Byatt’s novel is called The Childrens Book.