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A Writer’s Notebook

I had a delightful evening at Reader’s Feast Bookstore at 162 Collins St Melbourne last night. It was a special event as part of Melbourne Rare Book Week. Debra Lawrence and Mark Lee, two of Australia’s finest actors, read selected letters from Helen Hanff’s 84 Charing Cross Road. Mary Dalmau, General Manager of Reader’s Feast said: ‘This event is our contribution to Melbourne Rare Book Week and this year we once again present this much-loved reading from Helene Hanff’s book. I first saw this performed in Chicago in 1991 and feel very proud to include it in our calendar of events.’ It was a sell-out event and I am so glad to have been invited to attend. The book is on my shelf and a much loved favourite. I was envious when an audience member said they have a first edition of 84 Charing Cross Road. I think it’s time for me to re-read this much loved classic.

Best, Elise x

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2012 in Review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 4,800 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 8 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.</p
EIGHT YEARS! There must be MILLIONS of blogs that get many more views than mine. Nonetheless I have enjoyed my first year of blogging so much I thought you might like to read about my blogging journey. I love WordPress and have made literary friends through my blog who inspire me with tales of their own writing journeys.

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