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Wot I loved today: book bloggers

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Perhaps if I’d had a string of so-so reviews, or even downright nasty reviews, I would not love book bloggers as much as I do. If that were the case, I’d probably avoid them in the same way that I avoid spiders and people with smelly armpits. Luckily, I’ve had nothing but love from the book bloggers of the world* and I therefore, quite shamelessly, LOVE THEM. I dedicate this post to them. It’s not just the nice reviews, of course. What I really love is that book bloggers are as busy as I am with books: reading and writing … Continue reading

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Behind the scenes at Pub Day

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Well now. Hello dearest readers. How are you? I am good, thanks. Hmmm, did I mention that my BOOK, A Passionate Love Affair with a Total Stranger, IS NOW OUT? What’s that? Shut the fuck up and stop bothering us about it? Oh. I see. Fair enough. I’ll be quiet. *muffled squeals* No, I can’t do it! I can’t shut up, I’m sorry. It’s the most exciting thing ever and I’m still surrounded by cards and flowers and high heels. (I know! Me! High heels! I wore them constantly and didn’t fall over ONCE.) So because I’m feeling so excitable I … Continue reading

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My big fat SECOND NOVEL

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It’s January 2013. Which means – finally – my SECOND NOVEL IS GOING TO BE PUBLISHED. This fact makes me want to – in no particular order – 1. Perform cartwheels down my hallway while roaring loudly (I won’t: I have the gymnastic capabilities of an overweight polar bear and my throat is a bit hurty.) 2. Set fire to my computer in a complex ceremony that is designed to imply ancient writerly practices but is instead just an attempt to avoid having to read any reviews of any sort 3. Buy a lot of cheese, which is something I … Continue reading

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A BIT O’ NEWS

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Hello friends. Just a few of little bits of news from, well, me. RYEDALE BOOK FESTIVAL Firstly – and I love this – a group of drama students from the Kirkham Henry Performing Arts Theatre Company have spent the last few weeks scripting and rehearsing a scene from my debut novel, The Greatest Love Story of All Time, and they’ll be performing it at Ryedale Book Festival this weekend. Yours truly will open (and probably spoil) their dramatic interlude by reading a short extract from the book. Afterwards I’ll be doing a Q&A. I am totally thrilled that these talented young … Continue reading

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A Michelin-starred disgrace

I’ve been in Edinburgh the last few days, researching my second novel. *Pause* Sorry, that was me trying to come to terms with how much of a tosser I sound saying that. The justification for the trip was that my main character in novel number two – her name is Charley Lambert, if you’re interested – lives in Edinburgh. Last time I spent any decent length of time in the city there were twenty six of us living in a four-bedroomed flat getting wasted on home-made cocktails and wearing orange boiler suits because we thought it was cool, so I … Continue reading

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Just being me

I’ve been hiding in the mountains again. I tried to be a youthful traveller and, y’know, get wasted in Mendoza, but after three days I fled. An old friend of mine was in town for two days so I went to a party at her hostel on my first night, thinking hey man, I may be thirty one but I’ve still got it. Sadly it turned out that I hadn’t still got it. Not even vaguely. At 1am I looked over at the bar, where the bartenders were pouring tequila down people’s throats direct from the bottle, and announced that I was leaving … Continue reading

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Birthdays and Buses and strange pork that glows

I’m listening to the best megamix I’ve EVER HEARD right now. Thus far I’ve heard Abba, Kylie, Michael Jackson, Rod Stewart, New Order, Depeche Mode, Tiffany, Madonna, Petshop Boys and Wham. It continues unabated. Everyone, even the man across the aisle from me who looks like he is three hundred and twenty four years old, is rocking out. Meanwhile I am kicking back in a lovely comfortable leather seat which will recline 180 degrees (at such time as I care to sleep) to form a flat bed in which I shall snuggle like a queen under a fleecy blanket with … Continue reading

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