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A message from Rosie Alison

I received this message from non other than Rosie Alison herself and thought I would pass it on to you . . .

I just wanted to say how grateful I was that you chose my novel The Very Thought of You for your book club - I really enjoyed reading the comments! And feel very grateful for the sympathetic reading of my book. Many thanks!

And a big thank you to you Rosie for taking the time and trouble to read the coments on Purplecoo and for contacting us.

Posted at 6th Sep 2010 - 12:45AM   Posted by Westerwitch   A message from Rosie Alison Comments: 14

Frances's Avatar WW, how wonderful to have this message. I will try again to have my NYC library purchase Ms Alison's book.


Posted by: Frances on 6th Sep 2010 at 12:49AM

Westerwitch's Avatar Isn't it brilliant . . .

Posted by: Westerwitch on 6th Sep 2010 at 12:52AM

Frances's Avatar Yes, very brilliant! It really is marvelous how kindred spirits do connect either in person or via the air ways or whatever-ways.


Posted by: Frances on 6th Sep 2010 at 01:00AM

Camilla's Avatar How lovely to receive this message, my list at the library is long and many books await me, I shall add this to my list too.

Posted by: Camilla on 6th Sep 2010 at 01:14AM

Westerwitch's Avatar Plus a very big well done and thank you to Lampie for her tireless enthusiasm and organisation of the book club . . .

Posted by: Westerwitch on 6th Sep 2010 at 01:23AM

Arosebyanyothername's Avatar How did Rosie Alison get to know that we were reading her book?
It made me think about what I said in my comments so I had to go back and check that I had been reasonably fair in my judgement.
If the authors are going to read our comments we might have to watch what we are saying . . .

Posted by: Arosebyanyothername on 6th Sep 2010 at 09:27AM

Westerwitch's Avatar No I think we should be fair and honest otherwise there is no point in having a book club

Posted by: Westerwitch on 6th Sep 2010 at 09:32AM

Fennie's Avatar That's really great. I do hope that someone will write back to her and thank her (perhaps someone already has) and invite her (why not?) to join the Coo!

Rosie - I suspect that if you Google Rosie Alison you will find Purple Coo references cropping up. If she's monitoring Google, she (or the other authors we've considered) would be likely to find us.

Posted by: Fennie on 6th Sep 2010 at 09:33AM

Arosebyanyothername's Avatar Yes, Fennie, that is what I suspected and during the time you were posting I was googling. I did not come across PC after many pages but I think you are right - we are there somewhere.
I have never been known for watching what I was saying WW and I don't suppose I shall start now.Very Happy

Posted by: Arosebyanyothername on 6th Sep 2010 at 09:38AM

Withy Brook's Avatar That is really lovely. Of course we must not 'mind our words', just be honest and straightforward. If we do not like a book, say so. Criticism, if honest and not destructive, can only be of help to an author.
Does she have a web site with a means of contacting her? If so we could thank her directly in case she does not read WW's message here.

Posted by: Withy Brook on 6th Sep 2010 at 09:48AM

Lampworkbeader's Avatar What a great result, but don't let it stop anyone saying exactly what they feel about a book. As Withy so rightly says, honest criticism is very valuable to both authors and readers - long may it continue.

Posted by: Lampworkbeader on 6th Sep 2010 at 10:11AM

Westerwitch's Avatar I have emailed Rosie and thanked her for her comments. I hope she gets the email ok and that it doesn't go into a spam folder.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 6th Sep 2010 at 10:55AM

Fennie's Avatar If you're replying to her email then that should be OK, shouldn't it?

Posted by: Fennie on 6th Sep 2010 at 11:03AM

Westerwitch's Avatar No not necessarily. I have emails I have replied to end up in Spam filters . . . and the email address came through the site as a general question.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 6th Sep 2010 at 05:18PM

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