Gervase Phinn was the speaker at the lunch and he was very, very entertaining. He used to be a school inspector and has written a number of books on his encounters in schools. Here are just a few of the gems I can remember:-
He met twins called Sam and Ella (get it!). A boy called Dwayne Pipe, loads more but can't remember any!
He was at a literary event and didn't have a copy of any of his books and was told that he would need to read from one of them. So he had to go into Waterstone's to buy one of his own books. He asked at the counter if they had any Gervase Phinn books and was told it was pronounced Jeervase Fine and HER books were over the other side!
He was on a cruise and someone was reading a book of his. His wife prompted him to go and introduce himself to the reader. In the end he did by saying "hello, that is my book you are reading" to which she promptly replied, "I only found it here, it isn't very good, you can have it back!".
Here are the handmade graduation cards I received -thanks so much to you all.
From Paula and Lil Daffodil.
From Sue -who doesn't do blogging!