On Saturday, I held a 'The Queen's Hat' event at Heffers Bookshop in Cambridge. It was my first one in a book store, and what a great shop to start with!
For the event, I decided to do what I did at Hoo's Kids Book Fest and Hay Festival, which was to read the book, play 'spot the butler', draw corgis and make crowns.
Little did I know, while making 'The Queen's Hat', that the hidden butler would go down a storm at events. 'Spot the Butler' is always fun, and there were some eagle-eyed children at Heffers that spotted him on each spread in no time at all.
What was nice about this event was that people could drop in and out at their own leisure. Some listened to my reading, some stayed on the crown-making station, and some curiously looked over, while shopping for books.
It was a nice surprise to see some friendly faces from the Children's Book Illustration MA at Anglia Ruskin in Cambridge.
Thanks for all you came for making it fun, and thanks to Heffers for having me!
Signed 'The Queen's Hat' books are now available at Heffers Bookshop.
If you are interested in holding a 'The Queen's Hat' event, please get in touch HERE.