Today is the publication date of To Hell in High Heels. When my first book came out I was close to bursting with excitement by the time it came out. I counted the days, rather like a child counts the days to his birthday. The same went for the second and the third.
But what I have found with books is that, rather like birthdays, you get all excited about them, but nothing actually changes.
Today will pass much like any other day. Leo will wake up soon and start bossing me about. I will take the children to school where my friend Mary and I will discuss how badly we slept, whether Madonna should be wearing latex underwear aged 50 and grumble about the weather. I will come home and work. Then I will collect the children for lunch, listen to their stories from school, take them back to school and so on. Today will pass just like any other normal school and work day.
Unless of course you ALL go out and buy the book. In which case I may be famous by this time tomorrow. In fact you don’t even have to go out. You can order it from amazon. I am going to have my hair done after the school run just in case.
Copyright: Helena Frith Powell 2008
I had no idea you had a book out. I shall go to amazon forthwith. Good title!
I received my copy of the book in the mail yesterday and am on Chapter 6. My husband noted that between the currency exchange rate ;the shipping and customs fees cost more than the book. I am enjoying it! Any chance I could get it autographed and save it for my first editions collection?
Yes, of course! And I had the same experience sending it out to people who had helped me, more on postage etc.
Hope you continue to enjoy it.
So when are you coming to our new shop Books and Books to talk about the book? (30 Celcius in Cayman now)
I will have to wait for my copy till I go to the UK in July. Can’t wait!
I pre-ordered the book from Amazon UK (they don’t sell here in the states) and finally got it a few days ago. As a woman of a certain age, I am certainly devouring it (I have read all of your other books). However, it is depressing. There is no chance of hitting La Priairie for me. I’m looking forward to more mainstream tips on keeping up one’s chin (pun intended).
PS I was heartened to read a balanced account re face lifts, surgery and botox. I have no interest in injecting poison into my body and I have seen too many “Joan Rivers” wide eyed weird looking people to even consider a face lift so I wind up spending a fortune on skin cream and facials. I once spent $600 in an hour on Darphin at Bergdoff’s in NYC and then went to Paris the following year and bought another $500 worth of Darphin. Didn’t work any better than Olay.
How come I haven’t received mine? The French postal service again?
I have had complaints that comments are being rejected. Sorry about that. I have set it up so that you have to buy the book before you have a right to comment. Clever eh?
No seriously, I am looking into this now, please don’t give up.
I had my copy delivered the day of publication and that was the Italian postal service!
I just ordered your new book on Amazon UK. I live in the USA and couldn’t find your book over here. I’m looking forward to reading it as I really enjoyed “All You Need to Be Impossibly French” and “More, More French Please”!
Have you thought about a book signing tour in the US?
Thanks for buying the book and I hope you enjoy it. A book signing tour in the US would be great, To Hell is with the publishers of All You Need etc now so fingers crossed that they will buy it and I can come over.
Any book signings planned for Paris? (I hope I haven’t missed one…)
Hello Polly – not so far but I will keep you posted Hx