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Alan Rain

Hi, I was there on the Sunday for the closing keynote – one of the latecomers, I’m afraid. My excuse: first time at York and general unfamiliarity.
I thought you were terrific, and handled any nerves with aplomb. I just wish I’d seen your book first, as the conversations about Jessica (Jezica?) went over my head. Afterwards I did look at the opening page, and thought yep, that is some voice.
I find inspiration in those writers who’ve gone through the great slog, rather than the instant gratification types, so thought you were talking great sense, and your motivations resonate with me.
All in, I enjoyed the day, and hope something positive will ensue.