Monday, 30 August 2010


Just twelve days to go before the JT booklaunch. The Cotswold Bookstore have now completed a fabulous window display to promote the event, featuring a clock, not only showing the date of the launch - Sept 11th - but also the time that appears on the JT bookcover, (not the time I'll be there - which will be 2pm onwards - although I imagine my train will be arriving at the station around eleven minutes past ten!)

By an odd coincidence, this clock, (borrowed from neighbouring store, Wild at Heart), was already pointing to this exact time when it was collected. JT is no stranger to uncanny synchronicity ... but more about that another time, perhaps.
Dr Paige Maxona

Friday, 27 August 2010


Only two weeks to go before the official launch of "Justin Thyme" (at the Cotswold Bookstore, 2pm, Saturday September 11th).

I hear the books were delivered to the shop yesterday - and having seen this photograph of the enormous pile, I have to admit feeling slightly terrified! What if nobody turns up? What if Mrs Kof hasn't made enough shortbread? What if my time machine malfunctions? What if Eliza eats all the bananas?

Fortunately, over 275 copies have been pre-ordered ... so I'll be too busy to worry about Eliza.

Meanwhile, I'd better get practicing signature!

Max de Paragoni