Planning the Chelmsford launch of my book, A Sense of Occasion – the Chelmsford Stories
Lights, music, sparkling wine. The Saracen’s Head will be fizzing. There will be a prize for the best mod outfit, which of course I shan’t be able to win, but I have to set an example. I am in major conversation with Frank, my hairdresser, about the appropriate hair-style. We didn’t have curls or waves in those days, it was all (an attempt at) the smooth Cleopatra bob as worn by Cathy McGowan on Ready Steady Go. It will be a good evening. Loads of old friends and family (including Auntie Rita hopefully). The book is something I’m very proud of, and I’m really looking forward to being in Chelmsford listening to the music that ushered us into the Corn Exchange on Saturday nights.
Can’t resist including Going to a Go-Go again. Fantastic.
A Sense of Occasion – the Chelmsford Stories
It was not the most straight forward of requests. The brief was to design a book cover that said, ‘Sixties, mods, Chelmsford, style,’ not necessarily in that order. Christine Wilkinson has done just that and I love it.
These are my stories about minis, racing gloves, espressos, coffee bars, salad cream and Coronation Street when it was only on twice a week. Follow best friends Marie and Deirdre as they fall into the Orpheus and out of the Corn Exchange, falling in love and losing their chances, and Sandra and Linda practice their mod jive and go on an unlikely walking holiday. Chelmsford in the Sixties.
Going to a Go-Go is what I listened to then and again, when I wrote the stories, and it’s what Christine listened to while she was creating the cover. I know I’ve posted this before, but it says it all.
The book comes out in two weeks – A Sense of Occasion – the Chelmsford Stories
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