We asked for a striking-but-mature model to pose for promotional pictures and lucked out by signing Ms M.C. Hart, the famous eastern book reviewer and former publisher in Peterborough, Ontario. Ms Hart was very clear in her endorsement: “You can’t pay me enough!” and “I am having a real Read Island experience. Pass the wine. It doesn’t hurt the author’s work that I am completely snowed in and can’t get away. Luckily we have a very nice and hungry fireplace crackling away keeping us company.”
Ms Hart’s book reviews are always short and pithy.
“I have nothing to say!” said her husband and former editor, John Hart. For John to be left speechless is quite a compliment in itself. He has never been short or pithy.
We regard both these comments as ringing endorsements for the book – because they were so unforced and natural. Almost screamed over the phone, actually….They ended their review by saying, “Please, no more questions. The work speaks for itself. Volumes. Much easier to read volumes than the actual book!”
By then the bad weather back east had disconnected our conversation.
But we took their last words to mean that maybe we should write a sequel…?
(I am kidding, of course, MC and John are two of our close partners, friends and supporters
AFTER THAT POST A BOX FULL O’ BOOKS CAME!!